The ancient people were also as fascinated about space and the stars as we are today.
The Babylon’s had their own way of writing so that they could record massive amounts of astronomical information from which they then created mathematical models.
Only little knowledge is left of the Maya because all of it was burned by Spanish conquistadors.
Why did the Spanish conquistadors burn the Mayas knowledge?
Who was the first person to become interested in astronomy?
A lot of the ancient people were interested in astronomy and they all contributed their knowledge. From the ancient Babylon to the Maya and the ancient Greeks everyone of this groups helped us with their knowledge to get us as far as we are know.