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Archaeology and Astronomy

Visiting archaeologists and astronomers will give talks throughout the day about astronomy through the ages.

Join us on Saturday 18th July when visiting archaeologists and astronomers will give talks throughout the day about astronomy through the ages. The programme of talks extends from 11am to 4:30 pm and includes astronomy and the Egyptian Pyramids, new discoveries at Stonehenge and skywatching with the Aztecs.

Speakers include: Prof. Clive Ruggles (Ancient Astronomy in the Pacific), Dr Ivan Sprajc (Skywatching with the Aztecs and Mayans), Dr Juan Antonio Belmonte (Egyptian Astronomy and the Pyramids), Prof. Mike Parker-Pearson (Stonehenge: New Discoveries) and Dr Tim O'Brien (Ultravision: Astronomy since Galileo).

Visitors will also be able to take a walk with GPS satellite navigation to draw their own Nazca lines and discover the night sky of ancient Egypt in our inflatable planetarium.

This public event follows on from the conference "Archaeology and Astronomy: Disciplines in Collision or Collusion?" at Jodrell Bank on Friday 17th July organised by the Prehistoric Society and the Royal Astronomical Society. For further information and booking details for the conference visit the Prehistoric Society events webpage at http://www.le.ac.uk/has/ps/events.html.


Professor Clive Ruggles | talks | www
Dr Ivan Sprajc | talks
Dr Juan Antonio Belmonte | talks
Professor Mike Parker-Pearson | talks
Dr Tim O'Brien | talks | www


Date and Time:

18 July 2009 at 11:00 am


Full Day



Jodrell Bank Observatory
Manchester University
SK11 9DL
+44 14 77 57 13 21

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4 pounds / 2 pounds

Available from:

Telephone Jodrell Bank Visitor Centre on 01477 571339

Additional Information:

See the event webpage at http://www.jodrellbank.manchester.ac.uk/visitorcentre/events/2009/archaeo-astronomy.html

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