Solstice Astronomy (Live-streamed Astronomy Talk)Fri, Jun 18, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The comfort of your own home!
Audience: General Audience
Join Chick Keller and Akkana Peck for a discussion of the summer solstice and to discover the answers to your solstice-related questions. This year's summer solstice is happening on Sunday, June 20. Our presenters will answer your questions and explore the following topics:
- What is the solstice, really, and why does it not always happen on the same day?
- Why are the longest day, the earliest sunrise, the latest sunset, and the solstice all on different days?
- How does it relate to the motion of the sun in the sky?
- How and why did ancient cultures measure and celebrate the solstice?
- Where are some good places, both in the Los Alamos area and farther afield, to see ancient solstice markers?
- And more!
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Register now through PEEC's website! You will receive an email with a link to join the broadcast. We will be using the online platform called Zoom. You don't need to create an account, but you will need the free Zoom app (click here to download). The Zoom invitation will provide simple instructions for downloading the app and joining the live-stream.