Sky Cultures of the World (Live-streamed Astronomy Talk)Fri, Apr 16, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The comfort of your own home!
Audience: General Audience
Most people in the Western world have a very basic knowledge of the 88 constellations used by modern astronomers. Charles Ennis, co-host of Eastlink TV's Night Lights astronomy show and host of the Bravo short documentary Starry Nights, will introduce you to where these constellations came from. Charles will then show you how the ancients from many cultures around the world viewed the night skies and how those views can give you a whole new perspective on the universe.
About the Presenter:
Charles Ennis got his first telescope as a child in North Vancouver, B.C. This kindled a passion that has taken him forward to the present day. He is an experienced public speaker and published author. He wrote the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada's books Building a Small Observatory: Lessons from Builders and the Solar Observer's Handbook. Ennis joined the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada's Sunshine Coast Centre in August 2013 and quickly got involved in helping to build that Centre’s small observatory, which opened to the public in June 2015. Within months of joining the Centre, Ennis became their Media Director. In December 2014, he became Centre President. He currently serves as the Society’s 1st Vice President, as well as on the Publications Committee, Inclusivity and Diversity Committee, Finance Committee, and is the Public Speaker Program Administrator. He is also known by the pen name Kerr Cuhulain.
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