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Astronomer  A

Historical background

The study of the stars and planets was not a new science in the Medieval Ages but it was regarded as being mystical. The Astrologer did not only use the heavens as a reference but he or she also studied the earth, the weather cycles and the seasonal patterns. It was believed that through these things a better understanding could be gained for agriculture and other social successes.
Many astrologers posed various and opposing theories. Some claimed the earth revolved around the sun, others claimed that it was the moon that revolved around the earth. In fact, part of Christopher Columbus's journey to the Americas in 1492 was partially to dispel a theory that the earth was flat.
Sometimes Astrologers were accused of practicing witchcraft as their studies took them into unorthodox techniques and discoveries. The Druids were thought to be the first to seek a true understanding of celestial bodies and experts argue that the mystical Stonehenge is nothing more than a lunar calendar.

How does it work?

An Astronomer can produce knowledge in the following ways:

* By studying certain objects at the Researcher's Desk
* By observing the heavens with a telescope

Produces

 • On Astronomy
 • Stones from the Skies
 • Sun Charts

Legend

G Gatherer: You gather natural resources such as ore and wood.

C Converter: You convert none resource into the other, for example ore into metal.

F Farmer: You plant crops or breed animals from which to harvest resources.

H Hunter: You locate creatures or areas and interact with them.

A Academic: You can generate knowledge by examining objects.

S Service: You can boost abilities by attending a character.

T Trader: You can buy, sell, and store resources.

U Unique: See description.