Astronomy in Archaeology
|Dates:||17 July 2009 - 18 July 2009|
|Times:||11:00 - 16:30|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|How much:||Advance Tickets (£4 for adults, £2 for children) are available from the visitor centre office on 01477 571 339.|
Astronomy and Archaeology at Jodrell Bank
Our day will begin with an introduction at 11am which will lead us into a programme of exciting talks and activities.
11.00-11.30 Ancient Astronomy in the Pacific Professor
Clive Ruggles Emeritus Professor of Archaeoastronomy University of Leicester
12.00-12.30 Ultra Vision - Astronomy since Galileo
Dr Tim O'Brien Senior Lecturer in Astrophysics, Jodrell Bank, University of Manchester
1.00 - 1.30 Skywatching with the Aztecs and Mayans
Dr Ivan Sprajc Institute of Anthropological and Spatial Studies Slovenian Academy of Science and the Arts
2.00-2.30 Egyptian Astronomy and the Pyramids
Dr Juan Antonio Belmonte Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias Tenerife
3.00-3.30 Stonehenge - New Discoveries
Professor Mike Parker-Pearson Professor of Archaeology University of Sheffield
4.00-4.30 People and the Sky
Professor Mark Edmonds Professor of Landscape Archaeology University of York
Other activities running during the day
These are likely to include :
•Sundial workshop - make your own sundial to take home!
•'GPS' Nazca lines - use our hand-held GPS sets to 'walk' your drawings around our grounds - lots of help available to get everyone started!
•'Human Stonehenge' - (depending on the weather and number of people involved!)
•Star stories in the inflatable planetarium (mainly suitable for children);
•'Stellarium' show in the 3D Theatre - (e.g. the night sky in Ancient Egypt)
Price: Advance Tickets (£4 for adults, £2 for children) are available from the visitor centre office on 01477 571 339.
Travel and Contact Information
Cheshire SK11 9DL