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12/06/2019 – Ephemeris – I’m giving a talk tonight: Cosmology and Astronomy in the Bible

December 6, 2019 Comments off

Ephemeris for Friday, December 6th. Today the Sun will be up for 8 hours and 57 minutes, setting at 5:02, and it will rise tomorrow at 8:06. The Moon, 2 days past first quarter, will set at 3:02 tomorrow morning.

This evening yours truly will present one of his annual Christmas programs at Northwestern Michigan College’s Rogers Observatory starting at 8 p.m., the monthly meeting of the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society. The talk is Cosmology and Astronomy in the Bible. In Genesis and elsewhere we have descriptions of the earth and the heavens. We’ll look at what the ancient Hebrews thought of the structure of the universe from the Bible and other writings. Tomorrow evening we will also have a Star Party from 9 to 11 p.m. This will be the last viewing night of the year. If it’s clear we’ll look at the Moon and Great Orion Nebula. The observatory is located south of Traverse City on Birmley Road between Garfield and Keystone roads.

The times given are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan. They may be different for your location.

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Slide from the program

Let there be light slide from the program

12/06/2013 – Ephemeris – I’ll talk about ancient cosmologies tonight

December 6, 2013 Comments off

Ephemeris for Friday, December 6th.  The sun will rise at 8:04.  It’ll be up for 8 hours and 57 minutes, setting at 5:02.   The moon, 3 days before first quarter, will set at 9:40 this evening.

This evening’s meeting of the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society starting at 8 p.m. at Northwestern Michigan College’s Rogers Observatory will be a new December program.  In the past yours truly alternated between a program on the Star of Bethlehem and the cosmology of the Bible.  This year I’m presenting Ancient Cosmologies, a look at the cosmologies of many mostly pre-scientific cultures,  including how the Biblical world view was influenced by one of them.  Then we’ll see the beginnings of Greek scientific thought that codified by Ptolemy in the second century AD, held sway for 1,500 years.   At 9 p.m. there will be a star party at the observatory, and another program if it’s cloudy.  All are welcome.

Times are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan.  They may be different for your location.