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Where Do Our Constellations Come From?

March 16 @ 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm

There are 88 constellations widely used today, and the popular view is that they were largely invented by the ancient Greeks. But the reality is much more diverse and surprising!

There is evidence that these modern constellations come from Stone Age peoples, Sumerians, Assyrians, Babylonians, early classical Greeks, late classical Greeks, early Dutch navigators, and Renaissance astronomers.

Learn about exciting new research on the vast history of our constellations at this special Evening of Astronomy presention “Where Do Our Constellations Come From?” featuring Bradley E. Schaefer, PhD, Louisiana State University.

Admission to the special presentation is FREE and open to the public; seating is available on a first come, first serve basis. It will take place directly following Science Cinema: The Incredibles.

http://boonshoftmuseum.org/calendar/where-do-our-constellations-come-from

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Date:
March 16
Time:
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1667172933363360

Venue

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
2600 DeWeese Pkwy
Dayton, OH 45414 United States
Website:
http://www.boonshoftmuseum.org
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