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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU’s “Cosmic Conversations” Continues With Discussion of Cultural Interpretation of Constellations

April 2nd, 2014

Story Contact: Jeff Sossamon, 573-882-3346, sossamonj@missouri.edu

WHAT : This month’s “Cosmic Conversations” will focus on how different cultures view the sky. In his lecture, “Connecting the Dots,” Nick Parmley, a graduate of the MU Department of Physics and Astronomy and a graduate student in the College of Education at MU, will discuss how various cultures incorporate constellations into their beliefs and philosophies.

WHERE: The presentation will be held in Room 120, Physics Building

Following the presentation, audience members are invited to the Laws Observatory, Physics Building MU campus

WHEN: 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 2

WHO: MU astronomers and the general public

NOTE: This event is free and open to the public and was rescheduled from February. The observatory will be open weather permitting

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