Where do our constellations come from?

Date(s) - 02/23/18
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Adler Planetarium

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Adler Planetarium

Where do our constellations come from?

Adler Planetarium

Friday, February 23
Grainger Sky Theater
7:00 pm


20th Annual Memorial Lecture | February 23, 2018



There are 88 constellations widely used today, and the popular view is that they were largely invented by the ancient Greeks. But the reality is much more diverse and surprising!

There is evidence that these modern constellations come from Stone Age peoples, Sumerians, Assyrians, Babylonians, early classical Greeks, late classical Greeks, early Dutch navigators, and Renaissance astronomers.

Learn about exciting new research on the vast history of our constellations at our 20th Annual Webster Memorial Lecture, “Where Do Our Constellations Come From?”, presented by Dr. Bradley E. Schaefer, distinguished professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Louisiana State University.

This event is free and open to the public. Spaces are limited, so reserve your tickets today!


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