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Eating the Sun: The Cultural Significance of Eclipses
Thursday, August 3, 2017 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PMFree
The Ethical Society of St. Louis
9001 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO 63117 United States + Google Map
FREE and OPEN to ALL. Middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Registration not required. Parking is free in The Ethical Society lot.
Featured Speaker: James Croft, Ed.D., Outreach Director, The Ethical Society of St. Louis
Since the dawn of recorded history, human beings have looked into the sky and wondered at the awe inspiring spectacle of the solar eclipse. On August 21, St. Louisans will enjoy one of the most significant celestial events in decades, as the moon passes between the earth and the sun. What have eclipses meant to human beings? In this insightful multimedia presentation, The Ethical Society’s Dr. James Croft explores how people of cultures throughout the ages and across the world – including Ancient China, Classical Greece, Ancient Egypt, and the Cahokia civilization – have understood eclipses; and he suggests lessons we can draw from our experience of the upcoming August eclipse.
Eating the Sun is a special partnership presentation of The Academy of Science – St. Louis and The Ethical Society of St. Louis.