CU-Boulder Astronomer To Explore Navajo Skies At Fiske Planetarium

first_img Published: Nov. 1, 1998 University of Colorado at Boulder Professor John Stocke will present a live astronomy show, “Navajo Skies,” on Friday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Fiske Planetarium. “Navajo Skies” is the third in a series of astronomy shows to be presented by Fiske Planetarium this semester. Stocke will explore traditional American Indian star and constellation myths, including the Navajo story of the creation of the stars. The program is based on a research project he conducted with two Navajo medicine men under the auspices of the Navajo Community College, since renamed Dine¢, located at Tsaile, Ariz., on the Navajo reservation. Fiske Planetarium is located at Regent Drive and Kittredge Loop Drive on the CU-Boulder campus. Free visitor parking is available after 5 p.m. at metered spaces along Regent Drive or in metered lots 306 and 330 off Regent Drive. Admission to the programs is $3.50 for adults and $2 for children and senior citizens. For information about the programs at Fiske Planetarium, call 303-492-5001 for a recorded announcement or 303-492-5002 to speak to the planetarium staff. The public also is invited to visit the planetarium’s web site at www.colorado.edu/fiske. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more