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See how the stars guided the Vikings with Viking Resident Astronomer John Maclean

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Step back in time for a look at how early Vikings understood space as Viking Resident Astronomer John Maclean presents “Viking Astronomy—Fact & Legend.” Along with his role at Viking, John is a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and an award-winning astrophotographer. Drawing on his experience in astronomy and astrophysics, he explores how the Vikings used the sun and night sky to navigate far beyond their coastal waters. He also answers viewers’ questions while delving deeper into early navigational techniques.

Step back in time for a look at how early Vikings understood space as Viking Resident Astronomer John Maclean presents “Viking Astronomy—Fact & Legend.” Along with his role at Viking, John is a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and an award-winning astrophotographer. Drawing on his experience in astronomy and astrophysics, he explores how the Vikings used the sun and night sky to navigate far beyond their coastal waters. He also answers viewers’ questions while delving deeper into early navigational techniques.

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