Sky’s The Limit hosts Guest
Astronomer Jim O’Connor for a fascinating trip through the cultural development
of Astronomy on Friday, November 15 from 7 to 9 pm at the new Multipurpose Room
of the 29 Palms Historical Society at 6760 National Park Drive.
Beginning with the question of, “Why Stonehenge?” Jim will progress to
the rigorous investigations by Greeks and Arabs in developing
solid geometry and several great observatories. Taking a side trip to consider
how the sky is a part of the spiritual life of Native Americans, Jim will note an
Arizona canyon with rock art that served as an observatory for over 3000 years and up to
7 different tribes.
Arriving at the “Golden Age” of Copernicus, Kepler, and Galileo,
Jim will reveal some of the mystery and intrigue that motivated the famed
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