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Live Faculty Talk: Native American Star Lore
Start Date: 11/8/2012Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Date: 11/8/2012End Time: 8:30 PM
Event Description:
Examine traditional star knowledge of the Lakota, Pueblo, and Navajo peoples. The Lakota and Pueblo traditions chronicle the beautiful and ingenious methods used by ancestral members of those tribes to keep an accurate calendar and time their religious ceremonies. Much of the Navajo presentation comes from a research project conducted several years ago by Dr. Stocke and two Navajo hatalii ("singers" or medicine men) under the auspices of the Navajo Cultural Center located at Diné College in Tsaile, Arizona, on the Navajo Reservation. Explore constellation myths, including the Navajo story for the creation of the stars, and the traditional lives and art of the Navajo people, including their exquisite weavings and ceremonial dry (or sand) paintings. This is the third part of a series on ethnic astronomy by Dr. John Stocke. This series showcases Fritz, our Zeiss Mark VI star projector that will be replaced in 2013 after 37 years of service.
Location Information:
Fiske Planetarium
408 UCB
CO
Boulder
Phone: 303-492-5002
Contact Information:
Name: Tatiana Taylor
Phone: 303.492.5002
Email: fiske@colorado.edu
Native American Star Lore
This event is open to
  • Everyone
  • Ticket information:
    $7 for adults, free for students/faculty with ID, and $3.50 for children and seniors. For more information or to preorder tickets, call our main office at 303-492-5002.

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