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 flourishparticularly...