Ancient Greek cultures looked to the sky as the dwelling place of gods, goddesses, monsters and the imperiled humans who interacted with these immortals. Lisa Hughes, U of C Classics and Religion, will explore these earth and sky connections with her presentation on the mythologies of the night sky.
The latest Astrophysical discoveries are presented in a ‘What is New and Compelling’ presentation. Astronomers break down the meaning and significance of current research that is making the news.
The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – Calgary Centre will present an outdoor sky tour. They will have their telescopes setup and provide their boundless knowledge of the night sky. Bring your astronomical enthusiasm and your big questions.
In the sky – Our old friend Orion will take his place in the southern winter sky along with Canis Major in an eternal chase across the sky. A first quarter moon will cast a sliver of light over an otherwise dark night.
Cost: $30 per car, all proceeds to the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory educational programming.
Get tickets at the door! No need to preregister!
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time:
Saturday,February 01, 2020 | 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Venue: Rothney Astrophysical Observatory, on the east side of Highway 22, 2.4 km south of the Hwy 22 and Hwy 22x interchange.
No Public Transit