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Astronomy Mashup: Connecting Physics and Culture Under the Night Sky (Science for Alaska Lecture Series)

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The UAF Geophysical Institute presents the 2019 Science for Alaska Lecture Series.

Come to the Raven Landing Center at 1222 Cowles Street on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. to learn about exciting science from Fairbanks' particulate problem, Alaska's future climate, unmanned aircraft and space storms.

This week, on March 5: Richard Hechter - Astronomy Mashup: Connecting Physics and Culture Under the Night Sky

For generations, and often through storytelling, peoples across cultures, geographies and time have taught lessons, made prophecies and circumnavigated the globe using the visual displays of celestial phenomena. The common thread woven into all of these culture-based narratives is that every story is authentic, real and true. One is not more right, or accurate, than any other. Astronomy can therefore become the vehicle from which we share these stories. From this place we can begin connecting our spirit with people of other cultures, respecting and celebrating the knowledges and insights of our global neighbors. Join us to hear a story about an intersection of physics and culture, including walruses playing soccer, bears and dogs, being detained in airport security, and finding an Inukshuk in the Middle East.

For more information visit http://www.gi.alaska.edu/science-alaska-lecture-series or our Facebook page @UAF.GI.

Talks are free and for the public. All ages are encouraged to attend.--

Astronomy Mashup: Connecting Physics and Culture Under the Night Sky (Science for Alaska Lecture Series)