"MID WINTER'S EVE AT STONEHENGE."
Sunday, December 20, 2015
at the Southworth Planetarium
Admission by donation (Suggested - $5.00)
Twice a year, we offer a Stonehenge program. "Mid Summer's Eve at Stonehenge," and "Mid Winter's Eve at Stonehenge." We started these Stonehenge lectures in 2008 and they have proven to be the most consistently popular of all our live presentations. As we prepare for the Winter Solstice, we embark on a tour of Stonehenge, arguably the world's best known megalithic structure. Work on it started more than four thousand years ago and required two millennium to complete. Yet, we know precious little about those who built it. They devoted considerable time and expense to its design and construction: generations of people whose lives centered on a structure they never lived to see completed. What was its purpose? How did they build it with such heavy stones, many of which were quarried more than a hundred kilometers from the Stonehenge site on Salisbury Plain. Was it religious? Astronomical? Both...or neither?
Experience the deep mysteries of Stonehenge with the Southworth Planetarium
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Southworth Science Lecture Series 2016-2017. Next lecture "Water on Asteroid 24 Themis" Thursday, September 15 7:00 p.m.
Star Dome Astronomy Level I Starts September 20, 2016 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
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- "Radio Astronomy" radio program "Out There!" Friday, Sept 2 at 1:00 p.m.
- SPECIAL UPCOMING SEPTEMBER EVENTS
- First Friday Art Walk: "Prayers Made Visible" Friday, September 2 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
- Day Courses: High School Astronomy starts Sept 6 at 10:00 a.m.
- Day Courses: Middle School Astronomy starts Sept 7 at 10:30 a.m.
- Day Courses: Physics starts September 12 at 10:00 a.m.
- The Astronomy Cafe: "Taming of the Telescope" Mon, Sept 12 at 7:00 p.m.
- Science Lecture: "Water on Asteroid 24 Themis" Thurs, Sept 15 7:00 p.m.
- Star Dome Astronomy Level I Starts Tues, Sept 20 at 7:00 p.m.
- The Philosopher's Dome: "Essence of the Infinite and Eternal" Sept 26 at 7:00 p.m.
SOME SPECIAL EVENTS IN FUTURE MONTHS:
- The Astronomy Cafe: "Pumpkin Moons and Others" October 10 at 7:00 p.m.
- Gong Concert: Sunday, October 16 at 6:00 p.m.
- The Stone Circle Society meeting "Rollright Stones" Thurs, Oct 20 at 7:00 p.m.
- THE GHOST HOUR Friday, October 28 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
- Skyscapes with Rob Byrd Saturday, November 5 at 7:00 p.m.
- Mid Winter's Eve at Stonehenge: Tuesday, December 20 at 7:00 p.m.
- New Year's Planetarium 2017! Saturday, December 31 6:30 p.m. - midnight
- Ask the Staff Astronomer!
- Night Sky Glossary
- The Stone Circle Society
- Planetarium Membership Program
- The Daily Astronomer
- Daily Astronomer Quiz Archive Page
- The Math Zone!
- Fly-by Astrophysics
- Astronomical Research Initiative
- August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse! (Note: It won't be total here in New England.)