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The Stone Circle Society

                              STONE CIRCLE SOCIETY

Standing stones


STONE CIRCLE SOCIETY RETURNS!

After a hiatus, the Southworth Planetarium's Stone Circle Society returns.   We will now offer monthly meetings/events, all devoted to the study and appreciation of these magnificent and mysterious structures.    

Joining the society is quite simple:  merely send an e-mail to egleason@usm.maine.edu
Or, you can send a request to Lawrence Price, the planetarium's Stonehenge Scholar and the Society's prime minister  at  sunstone_53@yahoo.co.uk

You are welcome to attend all three events, of course, but we do advise you to make reservations for December's Stonehenge lecture.

"AUGUST ODYSSEY THROUGH IRELAND AND BRITAIN."
Part I
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
7:00 p.m.  
at the Southworth Planetarium
Free and open to the public

Stone Circle Prime Minister Lawrence Price has returned from his month-long excursion through the various stone circles in Ireland and Britain:  He toured famous sites, such as the Hill of Tara and Newgrange, but also ventured to more isolated circles far removed from any human habitation.   During his journey, he captured more than 1200 images: not just of  stone circles, but of other equally impressive sites: the world's oldest post office building (circa 13th century) and the fairie forest through which he traveled en route to one of the most impressive megalithic monuments ever hidden from the world.   Live vicariously through Lawrence as he guides us through the many ancient circles he visited in August 2013.    He combines his natural storytelling ability with myriad photos of Ireland and Britain's most enchanted locations.  


"AUGUST ODYSSEY THROUGH IRELAND AND BRITAIN."
Part II
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
7:00 p.m.
at the Southworth Planetarium
Free and Open to the Public

Stone Circle Prime Minister Lawrence Price has returned from his month-long excursion through the various stone circles in Ireland and Britain:  He toured famous sites, such as the Hill of Tara and Newgrange, but also ventured to more isolated circles far removed from any human habitation.   During his journey, he captured more than 1200 images: not just of  stone circles, but of other equally impressive sites: the world's oldest post office building (circa 13th century) and the fairie forest through which he traveled en route to one of the most impressive megalithic monuments ever hidden from the world.  Live vicariously through Lawrence as he guides us through the many ancient circles he visited in August 2013.    He combines his natural storytelling ability with myriad photos of Ireland and Britain's most enchanted locations.

"MID WINTER'S EVE AT STONEHENGE."
Friday, December 20, 2013
7:00 p.m.
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 (12:11 p.m. December 21, 2013), 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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