Master Class - From the Peruvian Desert to the Universe
Date: Saturday, 16 March, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: WEA Centre223 Angas St, Adelaide
Well-known astronomer, author and ABC radio identity, Fred Watson is welcomed to the WEA to present his charismatic seminars titled 'Why is Uranus Upside Down?' and 'From the Peruvian Desert to the Universe'.
An astonishing pre-Inca site in coastal northern Peru has recently been shown to be a solar observatory of epic proportions. The thirteen towers of Chankillo were visited for the rst time by any Australian scienti c group in November 2007, in collaboration between Fred Watson and the Peruvian archaeologist leading the investigation of the site. Apart from the sheer spectacle of the observatory, some new ndings about the 2300 year old site resulted from the visit, revealing amazing insights and ingenuity on the part of the people who built it. In this entertaining and fully-illustrated talk, Fred recounts the details of the visit, explains why Chankillo represents such a major nding in Astro-archaeology, and links the lives and beliefs of its builders with our modern understanding of the universe.
Fee: $65, no disc. or conc.
Enrol: www.wea-sa.com.au or call 8223 1979 during business hours.