By Lori Dugan/EAC
Thatcher – The anticipated lecture in the Discovery Park Lecture Series, titled “Constellations: A Study of Stars and Mythology,” is scheduled for Saturday, June 17, 2023, at 7:30 p.m., amidst the ambiance of the flag circle, at Discovery Park.
Astronomer and mythologist, Bob Hiatt, will guide attendees through an exploration of celestial wonders and their connections to ancient mythology. Through his engaging narrative, Hiatt promises to delve into the remarkable tales of the gods, unraveling their adventures and occasional misadventures, as immortalized in the twinkling constellations above.
The lecture will provide a unique opportunity for both astronomy enthusiasts and mythology aficionados to deepen their understanding of the night sky. Attendees will have the chance to gather under the vast expanse of the starlit heavens, surrounded by the captivating beauty of southeastern Arizona’s night sky. This idyllic setting will undoubtedly enhance the overall experience, as the audience immerses themselves in the mysteries of the cosmos.
“Constellations: A Study of Stars and Mythology” aims to shed light on the profound connection between ancient folklore and the celestial bodies that have captivated the human imagination for centuries.
Attendees can expect to learn how these celestial patterns served as a roadmap for ancient civilizations, shaping their cultures and belief systems.
“The Discovery Park Lecture Series has garnered a reputation for presenting thought-provoking and engaging talks that appeal to a wide range of interests,” said Paul Anger, EAC Discovery Park director. “‘Constellations: A Study of Stars and Mythology’ promises to be no exception, as Hiatt’s passion for his subject matter shines through in his informative and entertaining presentations.”
Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 17, 2023, at 7:30 p.m., and make your way to the flag circle, at Discovery Park, for an extraordinary evening under the night sky.
Before and immediately following the lecture, visitors are invited to tour the Graham County Historical Society’s display of historical artifacts, the “History of Astronomy” gallery, and take a ride on the “Polaris” shuttle simulator for a tour of the solar system; all free of charge and just minutes away from home. For more information about this free seminar or EAC’s Discovery Park, contact Anger at (928) 428-6260.