October-November 2006 Course

Astronomy from a Human Perspective

Finding your relationship to the cosmos.

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For centuries, every culture has defined itself and its life rhythms through an understanding of the movement of the heavenly bodies: the sun, the moon, the planets and stars. Many people have a vague sense of "how it all works," but few have taken the time to actually look at the night sky and see these intricate relationships for themselves.

What are the relationships and rhythms in our sky and how do they affect us both consciously and unconsciously here on earth? Have our views of the cosmos changed over time? Are they still changing? How do the sun, moon and stars appear when viewed from different places on earth? Have we lost our relationship to the night sky?

Come and see for yourself. Through a series of guided observations and presentations, participants will see and understand the rhythms of the cosmos. We also will develop an appreciation for the relationships that are uniquely expressed in each historical view of the cosmos. No previous experience or special equipment is needed. Bring an open mind and a warm jacket or coat. Come find your place in the universe!

Cost: $70 for seven sessions. Students /seniors, $40. Pre-registration required, as class size is limited.

At The Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs - High School
122 Regent Street, Saratoga Springs, NY

The course instructor, Michael D'Aleo, is a principal science researcher at SENSRI and teaches astronomy at the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs and Sunbridge College.

To register or for more information call (518) 282-4641 or email info@sensri.org