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June 2001

John Rudolph To Discuss Archeoastronomy at June Meeting

By George Best
June Meeting

John Rudolph
Battlepoint Astronomical Society
Bainbridge Island
Wednesday, June 20
7:30 p.m.

A-102 Physics-Astronomy Bldg.
University of Washington

Come early at 7 p.m. to visit with your fellow members.

Bring your slides for after the program.

JOHN Rudolph of the Battlepoint Astronomical Society on Bainbridge Island will speak at our June meeting.

John, who has spoken at one of our meetings before, is an expert in archeoastronomy, which is the study of the astronomical practices, celestial lore, mythologies, religions and world-views of all ancient cultures. John has studied several sites, including the Agate Point Petroglyph Stone on Bainbridge Island and the Wallula Stone, which he is currently working on.

He has also studied the Willow Creek site near Susanville, California, which is very interesting. The builders of that site tracked the yearly cycle of the sun and the 19 year cycle of the moon. John will discuss Willow Creek and the other sites at the June 20 meeting.

The Battlepoint Astronomical Society owns and operates the Edwin E. Ritchie Observatory at Battle Point Park on Bainbridge Island. The Ritchie Telescope is a Newtonian reflector with a 27.5 inch zerodur mirror.

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