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ORAS In-person Public Night — “Ancient Astronomy in Europe and West Asia”

October 28, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm


ORAS’ next public night will be an in-person presentation by Dr. Susan Prezzano. The topic is Ancient Astronomy in Europe and West Asia. Some of the earliest evidence of human knowledge of the heavens derives from rock art and objects created by foragers living in the Pleistocene (Ice Age). In this talk Dr. Prezzano will present evidence of early interest in astronomy before the development of civilizations in Europe and West Asia. Weather permitting, the talk will be followed by an observing session with the club’s telescopes.

Schedule for Saturday, October 28:
6:30 PM: The site opens to visitors
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM: Education Program: “Ancient Astronomy in Europe and West Asia”
8:30 PM to 11:00 PM – Public Stargazing (weather permitting; talk will be presented rain or shine).

About the Presenter: Susan Prezzano is a recently retired professor of anthropology at Clarion (Penn West) University. She has specialized in archaeology east of the Mississippi for 50 years. She worked on projects in Italy, Antigua, California, and all over the southeast and northeast of North America. Her interest in astronomy started at the age of 14, and she began actively observing the heavens in 1997, when the passage of comet Hale-Bopp rekindled her love of stargazing.


October 28, 2023
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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