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At the Tarbel Art Center: Art and Archeoastronomy ! September 7, 2009

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M33 Summer Solstice

Summer solstice setting at an Anasazi Ruin (Credit: J Krebhiel)



We are lucky to be having a return visit from one of our IYA speakers from the spring. Professor Jim Krehbiel, chair of the Department of Fine Arts at Ohio Wesleyan University. This month EIU’s Tarbel Art Center will be showing an exhibit of Jim’s work. The digital art prints by Jim Krehbiel are based on his exploration and photography of the architecture, art and astronomy of the ancestral Pueblo peoples; presented in conjunction with the International Year of Astronomy; funded in part by the College of Arts & Humanities Excellence in Fine Arts Visiting Artist Fund. The opening artist lecture will be Tuesday, September 8th, at 7:00PM, in the Tarbel Atrium with refreshments.

Tonight: International Year of Astronomy 2009 Art & Archeoastronomy March 9, 2009

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Come join us at 7:00pm tonight. Learn about the recently discovered Anasazi astronomical shrine sites, with Professor Jim Krehbiel, chair of  Fine Arts at Ohio Wesleyan University. The talk is in the new Doudna fine arts center Lecture hall, room 1210.

Professor James Krehbiel

16th-century skeleton identified as astronomer Copernicus November 22, 2008

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The long-lost skeleton of Nicolaus Copernicus – the 16th-century astronomer who transformed our understanding of the solar system – has been found, Polish researchers have confirmed.

Full story at http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2008/nov/21/astronomy-archaeology