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Garfinkle speaks at Chabot


Chabot Space & Science Center's Distinguished Speaker Series features SJAA member Robert Garfinkle, F.R.A.S. on November 21, 2002.

Local amateur astronomer, Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society of London, and internationally renowned author, Mr. Robert A. Garfinkle will talk about the famous Mimbres pottery that appears to depict the Moon as a stylized rabbit and the Supernova explosion of July 1054 (now known as the Crab Nebula). He will also discuss additional samples of Mimbres pottery that appear to depict the phases of the Moon. The Mimbres Indians were a pueblo-dwelling tribe in the area of modern day New Mexico.

Each lecture in the speaker series will be preceded by an overture of classical music chosen by that evening's lecturer. A dessert reception with refreshments follows each event.

Lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Tien MegaDome Theater. Tickets are $5.00 each, available through CSSC's box office, (510) 336-7373 or through, (510) 601-TWEB. Seating is limited and advance purchase is recommended. For more information, the 2002/2003 speaker schedule is here:


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