Astronomy Night at Serpent Mound 

Saturday, September 7th, 2019 – 6:00 to 10 pm 

Pre-registration for the presentation is required as seating is limited in the picnic shelter. Admission for the presentation is $6.00 per adult (ages 16 and up), and children under 16 free with adult. You may also pre-pay the $8.00 parking fee at this time for easier admission to the event. General admission to the event is free, in addition to the $8 per vehicle parking fee. This event is weather dependent.

Register for Presentation

Join us for a night filled with fun and education.  There will be a variety of professional presentations talking about the cosmos.  As the sun goes down and skies darken, visitors will be given a tour of night sky with Dean Regas and the staff of Cincinnati Observatory.  Here is your chance to view the planets and stars through large telescopes, with professional astronomers available to answer your many questions.   You will also be able to tour the world’s largest Effigy Mound by night.  A food concession table will be available offering coffee, tea, hot chocolate, brownies, cookies, etc.  This should be a truly meaningful night!

 

Schedule of Events:

7:00 pmArcheoastronomy: Ancient Paths of the Sun, Moon, and Stars with Dean Regas – Cincinnati Observatory, Outreach Astronomer, Co-Host of the PBS program Star Gazers

Astronomy was everywhere in the ancient world. If you look at the oldest surviving works of art and architecture, you find astronomy within them: Cave paintings in France, pyramids in Egypt, intricate mounds in the Americas. Civilizations expressed and celebrated their knowledge of this oldest science through works of art and monumental construction projects. Take a journey with astronomer Dean Regas from the Cincinnati Observatory to explore these amazing archeoastronomy sites and discover more of what the ancients knew about the universe. 

8:00 to 10:00 pm – Tour of the Night Sky with Dean Regas and the Cincinnati Observatory

8:00 to 10:00 pm – Lighted, self-guided tour of the world’s largest Effigy Mound