Archaeoastronomy

Dr. John Percy

May 5th, 2020, 7:00 p.m. EDT (convert to your time zone)

Archaeoastronomy can be defined as “the study of how people in the past have understood the phenomena in the sky, how they used these phenomena, and what role the sky played in their cultures”. University of Leicester archaeoastronomer Clive Ruggles has described it as “a field with academic work of high quality at one end, but uncontrolled speculation bordering on lunacy at the other”. This presentation will highlight examples from both the Old World and the New World. Presenter John Percy is a Professor Emeritus of Astronomy, and Science Education, at the University of Toronto, and an Associate of the Dunlap Institute. He has a longstanding interest in this and other interdisciplinary aspects of astronomy.

 

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May 05, 2020