Echoes of the Ancient Skies
Fowler OutSpoken Lecture combines Indonesian cosmology and worldwide engagement with the night sky.
Sunday, December 05, 2010
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Auditorium at the Fowler Museum
For our ancient and prehistoric ancestors, there was a mythological, ceremonial, and symbolic aspect of the sky. They observed its fundamental movements, sensed in them an underlying pattern, and wove the celestial rhythms into the fabric of their lives. Join E.C. Krupp, astronomer and director of the Griffith Observatory, as he examines the worldwide cultural engagement with the sky. Fowler curator Roy Hamilton concludes the program with discussion about the Javanese goddess Nini Towok, who sends her yarn to Earth in the form of moonbeams and other cosmological/planetary references from Indonesia.
Cost: Free and open to the public.
Sponsor(s): Fowler Museum at UCLA