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Cincinnati Observatory

Have you ever wondered how the ancient people interpreted the night sky? Then come join us on February 29th at 1:00pm for a trip to the Cincinnati Observatory. Come discover the intriguing world of archaeoastronomy through mythology. Various interpretations of astronomical mythology willl take you on a journey to a plethora of places such as Egypt, China, Greece and South America. Travel to a time when the Egyptian goddess Nut was praised, and to an age when the myth of the golden chariot of Helios was believed. You will hear stores of the ancients and hear how the skies, the sun, and the stars, governed much of their lives, including religious customs, economic practices, and overall structures of society. We will finish up this wonderful experience by doing some stargazing of our own through the oldest public telescope in the country.

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