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Live Faculty Talk: Secrets of Andean Skies
Start Date: 11/2/2012Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Date: 11/2/2012End Time: 8:30 PM
Event Description
The Inca of western South America created the most extensive and arguably the most successful empire in the pre-Columbian Americas. Widely known for their exquisite stonework, organizational brilliance, and beautiful sacred sites like Machu Picchu and Sacsayhuaman, the Inca and their ancestors were also careful observers of the skies above their rugged, vertical lands. Using the magic of Fiske Planetarium, come learn some of their secrets including the Inca "dark constellations," when the Sun is green, how the brightness of the stars in the Pleiades told the Inca when to plant, and why the Inca's year has only 328 days. A visit to the traditional Inca tribe, the Qeros, provides the context for Inca astronomy. This is the second 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
Secrets of Andean Skies
This event is open to
  • Everyone
  • Ticket information:
    $7 for adults, $5 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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