URANOS IS A TOOL FOR RESEARCHERS AND PASSIONATE AMATEURS:
URANOS is a research and documentation website that SELEFA puts at the
disposition of researchers
and passionate amateurs of history of astronomy just as celestial representations
and star lore.
It is more specially devoted to the history of celestial representations.
* It must be used more particularly to
deliver a documentation on the various strata of the formation our celestial voults, such as it is validated by IAU (International Astronomical
Union) : Mesopotamian, Greek, Arab and European.
* A particular stress is laid on gathering a documentation on
Arab celestial imaginary, such as it arises from classical literature and popular traditions
as well. See this project:
Star Lore in the
Also existing also in Arabic &
It will deliver also, for a purpose
of comparison, and as far as possible, datas on astronomies of other
civilisations such as the Chinese, the Indian, the ancient Egyptian ones,
and more genrally on astronomy of other peoples and cultures, touching so
the diciplines of archeoastronomy and ethnoastronomy.