Fowler OutSpoken Lecture: Echoes of the Ancient Skies

Dec 05 2010
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2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

For our ancient and prehistoric ancestors, there was a mythological, ceremonial, and symbolic aspect of the sky. They observed its fundamental movements, sensed in them an underlying pattern, and wove the celestial rhythms into the fabric of their lives. Join E.C. Krupp, astronomer and director of the Griffith Observatory, as he examines the worldwide cultural engagement with the sky. Fowler curator Roy Hamilton concludes the program with discussion about the Javanese goddess Nini Towok, who sends her yarn to Earth in the form of moonbeams and other cosmological/planetary references from Indonesia.

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