Ancient Astronomy

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Venue:CP 145 and the Stocker Astroscience Center

Dr. Webb, inspired by an episode of Relic Hunter, will talk about ancient astronomy and some of the tools ancient astronomers used thousands of years ago. These include ancient observatories like Stonehenge and Woodhenge, alignments of pyramids and Mayan temples, and the Antikytheria device. We will also talk about cosmological theories from ancient times to modern cosmology.