The Zodiac - Myths and Legends of the Stars by Richard Hall
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|Thu 24 May ’12, 7:30pm–8:30pm||
Where: Horowhenua District Council, 126-148 Oxford Street, Levin
Restrictions: All Ages
- Gold coin donation (proceeds to Horowhenua Library Trust): $1.00
Event listed by: Horowhenua Astronomical Society Inc
If anyone knows anything about the stars it is their star sign. The signs of the Zodiac are among the most ancient of constellations and the science and myths surrounding them formed a cornerstone to the rise of civilisation.
To those who can read it, the night sky is a picture book of stories from antiquity. Here are the tales of the gods, heroes and mighty events. These stories are a window into the past that give us insight to the beliefs of our ancestors.
In this presentation we take you on a journey back in time to explore the facts, myths and legends of the Zodiac. Here we find the origin of astronomy, astrology, the origin our spiritual beliefs and many of the traditions and myths we live by.
Richard Hall is one of New Zealand’s leading astronomers, and a renowned communicator with a gift for making the science and history of astronomy enjoyable and easy to understand. His Radio New Zealand series ‘Summer Stars’ and ‘Transit of Venus’ reached thousands. He is author of several books on astronomy, the latest being “The Zodiac – Myths and Legends of the Stars”. Formerly senior public programmes officer at Carter Observatory, he co-founded the Phoenix Astronomical Society and is director of the Stonehenge Aotearoa Astronomy Centre. In 2009 he was awarded the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand’s most prestigious honour, the Murray Geddes Memorial Prize, for his outstanding contribution to astronomy in New Zealand.