NRAO Colloquium

Date: Fri. 29 May, 2015 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Duration: 1 Hour
Location: NRAO

G.B. Cornucopia is an interpreter and astronomy enthusiast at Chaco Canyon site of the National Park Service. He will present "The Astronomy of Chaco Canyon: A Thousand Years of Tradition" as the NRAO/NM colloquium. The ancient culture of Chaco Canyon produced massive architectural constructions more than a thousand years ago in an environment that was austere and challenging. More than a dozen masonry structures, some with 600 to 800 rooms, 4 stories in height, covering more than 5-6 acres, attest to a highly organized society with a deep understanding of their delicate environment. Some of that understanding was gleaned from observing the sky both night and day. What were they observing, and how did they use that knowledge to create their cities and towns and what can we learn in the modern world from these ancient peoples? 11 a.m. in the NRAO auditorium.

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