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NC Astronomers Meets
At the Madelyn Helling Library
Community Room
980 Helling Way
Nevada City, CA 95959

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   Jan 8
   7pm - 9pm

Ancient Astronomy 

Prehistoric to the Renaissance

David Buchla


In this presentation, David will trace the history of astronomy starting with stone circles and tracing developments in various parts of the world. The talk will be illustrated with many of his own slides included from locations like Stonehenge and Almendres Cromlech (the oldest stone circle in Europe) and the Ancient Observatory in Beijing.  The talk will cover the astronomy of early Babylonians, ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and the Chinese and end with a short discussion of the Renaissance astronomers.


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