McMaster Planetarium – Public Show


11/09/2019, 7:00 pm - TO 11/09/2019 - 9:30 pm

Organizer: Physics & Astronomy

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Astronomy Through the Ages

Ever since we have been capable of looking up, we have seen patterns in the stars. Our ancestors told stories of the shapes they saw in the stars and passed them down through oral and written tradition. In the cycles of the stars they saw their gods and their heroes. Through their pursuit to understand the heavens they were able to better understand the seasons, timekeeping, agriculture and navigation. We will explore how humanity has used stars throughout our history and take a brief glimpse into how astronomy has shaped our culture and technology.
Show Times: 7 p.m., 8:15 p.m.