Human civilization is fortunate enough to be on a peaceful planet
with transparent atmosphere. Today science is absolutely sure that this
maybe bizarre fact, has inestimable and destiny designed role in the
development of the individual and collective conscience of people, as
well as in the organization of the community life.
Transparent atmosphere allowed people to look at the Sun, Moon, stars
and planets, as inseparable part of the world where they live from the
beginning of the times and where they fight to survive.
From one side, in the past the untouched sky and celestial objects caused
fear and respect among the people, two things that played the key role
in the creation of the religious conscience and spirituality as one
of the human civilization components.
From the other side, careful observations of the periodical movements
and shape of the celestial objects enable people to become familiar
with the time, to discover and to formulate the laws of the nature crafting
in such way the pillars of the scientific view to the world and also
they developed the rationality and creativity as second important human
In science nowadays there are two interdisciplinary sciences that are
studying the influence of the sky shape and the celestial objects movements
in the course of the human civilization development. These sciences
are the archaeo-astronomy and ethnoastronomy.
In the past years on the territory of Republic of Macedonia a lot of
efforts were engaged in collecting ethno-astronomical data and realization
of archaeoastronomical analyzes on the archaeological sites. For a very
short period of time there were initial, but it can be said very important
outcomes that from one side show the direction to all interested researchers
that are willing to work in these scientific fields, and from the other
side that raise the awareness of the public for its own roots and cultural
heritage. This is especially in relation to the Megalithic Observatory
Kokino ranged as 4th on the list of the World’s ancient observatories
in 2005, published by American Space Agency-NASA.
These pages will be place where all current knowledge in the fields
of archaeo-astronomy and ethno-astronomy will be presented, pages that
will be adequately maintained and loaded with all future discoveries
occurring in this domain on the territory of Republic of Macedonia.