4/30 The history of astrology began as a way of advising rulers on their military campaigns.
5/30 Astronomer Heather Couper reviews ancient associations of stars and planets with deities.
Christina Hardyment looks at life below stairs in Britain between the wars.
6/30 Greek philosopher Thales thought natural forces caused natural disasters, not acts of gods
7/30 Ptolomy wrote 13 volumes listing over 1000 stars and 48 constellations around AD150.