Modern Europe (XVIth - XVIIIth
* it bowled over
completely, with Copernic et Galileo, our conception of astronomy,
* it acheaved the division
of the sphere in constellations cartographying in particuliar the
Austral sky which was unknown be classical Greek astronomy and
party by the Arabs.
Contemporaray world astronomy :
* by globalizing
itself, european astronomy has become world astronomy.
* It brought the
constellations number to 88 with IAU (International Astronomical
Union) in 1922-1932.
* it gave some
new star names picking in classical mythology or creating also new
Coronelli’s celestial globe, 1683, Bnf