Do not miss Bernie Taylor as he mixes modern astronomy and it’s relations to 34,000 year old ancients of the Mediterranean region.
Naturalist and author Bernie Taylor presents an origin of modern astronomy in European Paleolithic caves from 34,000 years ago that connects with global myths of hunter-gatherers and the ancients in the Mediterranean region.
As an independent naturalist and author, Bernie Taylor explores the mythological connections and biological knowledge among prehistoric, indigenous and ancient peoples. His works in these areas include Biological time (2004) and Before Orion: Finding the Face of the Hero (2017).
Join us 5/2/2018 as our own Richard Berry presents:
Broken Starlight – Adventures With A Spectroscope
Our Speaker: Richard Berry
Spectroscopy has told humanity more about the true nature of stars and planets than all other tools of the astronomer combined. Our speaker this month, Richard Berry, tells a few tales about Astro–Spectroscopy what we learn by “breaking” starlight into a spectrum.
Hope you’ve had a wonderful holiday season and great start to the new year.
We are starting off 2018 with a great presentation on January 3rd from Dr. Katherine Kornei: When Galaxies Collide
“The universe contains billions of galaxies, which occasionally collide with one another in spectacular events known as galaxy mergers. I’ll share new imagery and simulations of galaxy mergers and discuss what happens to stars, gas, and dark matter when galaxies collide. A hands-on demonstration will illustrate a key property of galaxy mergers, and I’ll teach you how to do this demonstration using supplies from the produce section of your grocery store.”
Dr. Katherine Kornei is an astrophysicist, science journalist, and science educator. She studied star formation and galaxy evolution for her Ph.D. in astronomy, and her science writing has appeared in Science, Discover, Astronomy, and Sky & Telescope magazines. She works as a Program and Exhibit Developer at OMSI and has written and appeared in NASA-funded astronomy videos.