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The Ancient Sky-Watchers, an Introduction

Course number : 4600089   ID : 4584   
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For our ancestors, the sky was a clock, calendar, and a means for navigation and surveying. Prehistoric sites around the world, such as New Grange, Stonehenge, and the Pyramids of Giza, have long been interpreted as having astronomical connections or significance. This tradition of sky-watching was also practiced in the New World. Continue the tradition by joining this expert experience at the Four Seasons Resort, Santa Fe. Set in the Sanga de Cristo foothills and away from the city lights, the Four Seasons is a perfect setting for star-gazing. Participants will learn about the astronomical traditions of the Ancestral Puebloan cultures of the Southwest, including Chaco, Mesa Verde, Bandelier, as well as those of the adjacent Mogollon and Hohokam people. We will also discuss the connections between the ancient sky-watchers and the subsequent Pueblo cultures of the Rio Grande and Santa Fe River valleys. The experience ends with a fire-side Q & A with the instructor. The Four-Seasons signature hot-cocoa and s'mores are included!

Class Details

1 Session(s)

TBD Location

James Wysong 



Registration Closes On
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
6/25/2024 Tue 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM Santa Fe, TBD Location  Map James Wysong