Star-Gazing 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. We’re sorry- tickets for the presentation are sold out and our waitlist is full. General admission to the event is free, in addition to the $8 per vehicle parking fee. This event is weather dependent.
We encourage everyone who plans to attend this event to bring their own flashlight.
Join Dean Regas, Cincinnati Observatory Outreach Astronomer and Co-Host of the PBS program Star Gazers for a fascinating presentation 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.
Schedule of Events:
7:00 pm – Archeoastronomy: 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 – Self-guided tour of the world’s largest Effigy Mound. Please bring your own flashlight, and remember that Serpent Mound and the park’s three burial mounds are ancient American Indian sites which were sacred to past cultures and remain sacred to many people today. Visitors may not walk on the earthworks or leave the paved path to approach the serpent effigy.