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PEEC: Explore Cultural Astronomy Feb. 5

on February 4, 2019 - 8:31am
Join Cecelia Thiel at the Los Alamos Nature Center to explore cultural astronomy at Bandelier National Monument. This talk begins at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Bandelier National Monument is relatively new and inexperienced in the study of cultural astronomy. Several possible astronomy sites have been located throughout the years in the park, but the studies on these sites have been irregular.
 
The community is invited to join Park Ranger Cecelia Thiel, at 7 p.m., Tuesday Feb. 5, at the Los Alamos Nature Center to hear about past studies done in the four corners regions and their connections to sites in Bandelier.
 
Thiel will discuss hints on how to identify possible cultural astronomy sites and the importance of protecting and preserving these sites.
 
No registration is required for this free talk, but PEEC expects it to be popular. The nature center is open until 8 p.m., Tuesday nights so guests are encouraged to arrive early and enjoy the center’s exhibits prior to the talk.
 
Thiel is a permanent park ranger at Bandelier in the Department of Interpretations and Fees. Her interest in cultural astronomy is a culmination of her past work as an astronomy ranger and her research as a graduate student at New Mexico Highlands University. She is one of the first recipients of the Space Explorer’s Memorial Scholarship and is the first in her family to earn a college degree.
 
For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit www.peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org or call 505.662.0460.

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