Archaeo-astronomy presentation by BJ Harper
St. Mary's (Church of Ireland), Navan.
Sunday 8th November 2009 at 8pm
The Winter Solstice
rising sun alignment into the chamber of Newgrange
is now one of the best known archeo-astronomical phenomena in Ireland.
But this event is one of many that take place across the world. Places also
seem linked together with mythologies and names.
Betty Jo will draw together threads that connect America, Europe and beyond through our archaeology, mythologies and astronomy.
Followed by tea, biscuits and a chance to exchange ideas, views and experiences.
Winter Solstice sun at Chaco Canyon, Arizona
Betty Joe lives in America and is Vice-President of Fort Wayne Astronomical Society,
Indiana, retired Director of Northrop Planetarium radio telescope, active in NASA's
Solar System Ambassadors programme, sharing information and enthusiasm about their
projects and a freelance astronomy educator. She has also given many talks on ancient cosmology.
Boyne Valley Private Day Tours
Pick up and return to your accommodation or cruise ship. Suggested day tour:
Newgrange World Heritage site, 10th century High Crosses at Monasterboice,
Hill of Tara the seat of the High Kings of Ireland and the Hill of Slane where St. Patrick let a Paschal fire in 433