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Winter Constellations, A Ethno Astronomy- Presentation



Celebrating and Promoting Local Native American Heritage

Join us at Pipe Spring National Monument for an hour-long program dedicated to the history of winter constellations and their meanings to the Southern Paiute people, Friday, February 28th, at 7:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

Topics covered will be constellations and planets viewable in the winter season as well as in the month of February. Meanings of the winter constellations from a Native perspective including how the stars shaped daily life of the ancients. This lecture will be given by IIC Intern Autumn Gillard, a descendant of the Paiute Indian tribe of Utah. The park will provide binoculars for viewing as well as a small telescope to view the moon.

For the talk, the entrance fee of $10/person will be charged at the Visitor Center for this event held on the monument grounds; Interagency passes will be accepted for the program. Visitors are encouraged to dress warm for the weather, including jacket, gloves, and hat. Pipe Spring National Monument is approximately 13 miles from Fredonia in Arizona, 21 miles from Kanab, Utah, and 60 miles from St. George, Utah – just off Arizona Hwy. 389.

Date:

Feb 28, 2020

Location:

Pipe Spring National Monument
406 N. Pipe Spring Rd
Fredonia, AZ 86022

Hours:

7 pm

Price:

$10/person

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