How The Heavens Are Simulated
Modern astronomy is a mystical and occult science. The modern religious minded zealot points not to the actual observations but to the models. If they pointed to the real, daily observations of the Fixed Stars and planetary motions, the illusions of retrograde paradoxes would disappear into the mists of daydream fantasy they were derived from.
Miami's Planetarium Projector: A Museum Within A Museum source: Wilson Sayre
The Geocentric Globe Model is the Most Accurate One
"As an indication of exactly how good the Ptolemaic model is, modern planetariums are built using gears and motors that essentially reproduce the Ptolemaic model for the appearance of the sky as viewed from a stationary Earth. In the planetarium projector, motors and gears provide uniform motion of the heavenly bodies. One motor moves the planet projector around in a big circle, which in this case is the deferent, and another gear or motor takes the place of the epicycle."
Modern Astronomy is A Religion: It is as superstitious as Astrology. In fact it is neo-astrology.
Despite university hype and centuries of religious dogma, more modern science did not replace the geocentric model with a less complicated one. Even the simpler Heliocentric model of Newton is more complex than the model of Ptolemy. Today's patchwork of obvious contradictory nonsense backed by illogical math is even more absurd.
Astronomy Was Always an Occult "Science"
"c. 1200, "astronomy, astrology, scientific or occult study of heavenly bodies," from Old French astrenomie "astronomy, astrology," from Latin astronomia, from Greek astronomia, abstract noun from astronomos, literally "star-regulating," from astron "star" (from PIE root *ster- (2) "star") + nomos "arranging, regulating; rule, law" from PIE root *nem- "to divide, distribute, allot" (see nemesis). Perhaps originally with reference to mapping the constellations or movements of planets.
Þer wes moni god clarc to lokien in þan leofte, to lokien i þan steorren nehʒe and feorren. þe craft is ihate Astronomie. [Layamon, "The Brut," c. 1200]