Observation of relative celestial location and orientation necessary for celestial navigation, the timing of those cycles (which can be modeled and “recreated”) can be referenced as a calendar against which we can match human events.
Galactic navigation suggests “off-Earth” navigation needs.
A galactic calendar suggests needs of longer term than several human generations.
Both would have been useful to visitors from another planet with a 3,600 year orbit cycle who reportedly enjoyed living several tens of thousands of Earth years.
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