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BRIEF DESCRIPTION:Join Hamptons Observatory for a free, virtual lecture about archeoastronomy and how the sky above affected the evolution  of our modern calendar. Further info and registration (required):

Speaker: Lydia Maria Petrosino, Lecturer, Hayden Planetarium

How did astronomy and the ancient world shape our modern calendar? Our ancestors saw that events on earth were linked to the stars and created celestial maps that informed the calendar and connected human life to the universe. The discussion will examine historical and cultural influences, as well as the part astrology, the Zodiac and constellations played in early astronomy.Lydia Maria Petrosino will share her expertise about archeoastronomy, how ancient cultures viewed the sky. She is a Programs Assistant at the American Museum of Natural History. She has been a lecturer at the Hayden Planetarium for years; as its resident mythologist, she wrote and co-presented the very popular “Romance Under the Stars” show which was ran for a decade every Valentine’s evening and was offered by planetariums around the country. She is an active member of the Amateur Astronomers Association, the Westchester Amateur Astronomers, and is a realtor by day.Hamptons Observatory would like to thank the Amagansett Free Library for its kind collaboration, and Lydia Maria for sharing her expertise.
Price: Free (but donations appreciated)Venue: ZoomFor further info, contact: HamptonsObservatory@gmail.comSponsoring organization: Hamptons ObservatoryCo-Host: Amagansett Library

Registration Required: https://bit.ly/CelestialCalendar

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