Star Party and Guest Speaker

Oracle State Park

March 24, 2018   6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Dr. John Barentine of the International Dark-Sky Association, returns to Oracle and offers his extremely educational program “Under Ancient Skies: The Archaeo-astronomy of the Desert Southwest.” The night sky has been a powerful point of connection between humanity and nature since long before the start of recorded history. Ancient peoples' fascination with the stars reached well beyond aesthetic appreciation and intellectual curiosity about the sky! Their celestial amazement touched on aspects of religious faith and the keeping of calendars for agricultural and ceremonial purposes. Dr. Barentine's talk will be followed by a Star Party from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.! The Tucson Amateur Astronomer’s Association will supply both the high quality telescopes and extensive knowledge for this fun, educational event. A reservation is suggested for the 6 p.m. talk, (520) 896-2425; free with park admission.