Books: Worlds in Collusion

THE SPACE-GODS REVEALED

by RONALD STORY

139 pages. Harper & Row. $7.95.

THE SIRIUS MYSTERY

by ROBERT K.G. TEMPLE

290 pages. St. Martin's Press. $10.95.

Astronomy is the oldest science, yet for most terrestrials the night sky remains a confusing game of join the dots. Faced with incomprehensible distances, intimidating mathematics and names like Triangulum Australe, the temptation is to do one's stargazing on the Tonight show. But the attraction to heavenly bodies persists. In an age when science and philosophy dress in basic black, colorful beliefs about the personal influence of the stars flourish—particularly...

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