Native American Skies at U. of Colorado

ICTMN Staff
3/29/11

DailyCamera reports that University of Colorado astronomer John Stocke (he resides in the astrophysical and planetary sciences department) will present “Native American Skies” on Tuesday at Fiske Planetarium tonight at 7 p.m.

The multimedia show will present the star knowledge of three Native American tribes — the Lakota, the Pueblo and the Navajo. Stocke will use the Fiske star projector as a 'space and time machine,' according to the Fiske website, to "virtually take his audience back in time to follow the Lakota on their yearly pilgrimage through the Black Hills, guided by the stars."

They'll also learn about the ancestral Pueblo "Sundagger" located in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. The sundagger is a unique rock art site dedicated to the precise tracking of the sun and moon.  Stocke will also travel back to the Navajo creation story, involving a wise trickster coyote guiding the placement of the stars.

The show begins at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public, and seating is on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, click here.

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