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Clarion University College of Arts and Sciences will present “Dawn of Astronomy” at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Oct. 25 in Peirce Planetarium. The show is free and open to the public.

Dawn of Astronomy is a fascinating, 50-minute show tracing the origins of modern astronomy in ancient Egypt, ancient Babylon and ancient Britain. Early humans were intelligent and resourceful, capable of building large astronomical monuments of incredible size and precision, and using those monuments to trace the motion of the stars, measure the length of the year and develop the concept of the zodiac.

The planetarium, located on the second floor of Grunenwald Center for Science and Technology, is handicapped-accessible. Seating is limited to 65 people. Doors open 15 minutes before the show; no one will be admitted after the show begins.

For more information, contact Dr. Sharon Montgomery, physics department chair, at 814-393-2571.

Clarion University is the high-achieving, nationally recognized, comprehensive university that delivers a personal and challenging academic experience.

Published
8/29/2013 8:00 AM

‘Dawn of Astronomy’ traces origins of modern astronomy