Humanities in the Wild: Star Gazing

May 15, 2021, 7:00 pm

Humanities in the Wild is going intergalatic on Saturday, May 15 at 7:00 p.m. Join us via Zoom.

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Ever since the first humans could look upwards and wonder, the night sky has been a source of inspiration. Artists, storytellers, poets, scientists, philosophers, and travelers throughout the centuries have drawn from their observations of “the heavens” to help us better understand our place in the universe. And yet, how well can most of us read the constellations today? Can we even see the stars from our own homes? And can 21st century artists still help us feel the wonder of the stars? Join us for an hour of stargazing and poetry, part of the Humanities in the Wild series. This evening promises to inspire you, prepare you for summer stargazing, and suggest locations for optimum viewing. Weber State University Physics Professor and Ott Planetarium Director Dr. Stacy Palen will discuss the intricacies of the night sky and point out to the average stargazer some of the wonders coming to us this summer. Weber State University Geography Professor Dr. Jeremy Bryson will discuss the importance of Dark Sky parks and their role in helping Utah communities reconnect with the night sky. And poet Natalie Taylor will share some of her original poetry inspired by her own moon and star gazing from various locations around the state.

This event is made possible with support from the Ott Planetarium at Weber State University, Weber Book Links, and Utah Humanities.

Zoom Conference Call

1551 Edvalson St
Ogden , UT 84408-0001
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Event Contact:

Sunni Wilkinson
(801) 388-7279