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Posted on: April 13, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Local Astronomy Club to Discuss Mythology

Join the Ames Area Amateur Astronomers for its monthly educational program on Saturday, April 21, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The meeting is held at the Story County Conservation Center at McFarland Park (56461 180th Street) northeast of Ames, and the public is invited to attend. Following the presentation, participants will move to the observatory for star gazing if weather permits.

The April program will be about “Mythology and Astronomy.” Throughout history, human cultures have developed traditions and mythologies about the night sky. These stories were sometimes explanations about why things happen in the world and sometimes ways of learning to identify constellations. These mythologies represent a rich tapestry for the objects in space. Join us as we talk about mythologies from many cultures on earth, from Native American to Greek.

Ames Area Amateur Astronomers hold activities year-round for club members and the general public. There’s a whole universe out there waiting to be explored, and much of it can be seen from your own backyard! Visit for additional information.

For more information about this or other programs, contact Story County Conservation at 515-232-2516 (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday), email or visit

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