December 1, 2013 9:15 am The First Storytellers - Bill Moyers interviews Joseph Campbell Episode 3
Twenty-five years ago, renowned scholar Joseph Campbell sat down with veteran journalist Bill Moyers for a series of interviews that became one of the most enduring and popular programs ever aired on PBSEpisode 3: The First Storytellers (first broadcast June 23, 1988 on PBS)
Animal memories, harmonization with body and life-cycle, consciousness vs. its vehicle, killing for food, story: “The Buffalo's Wife,” buffalo massacre, initiation ritual, rituals diminishing, crime increasing, artists, the Shaman, the center of the world.
December 8, 2013 9:15 am Great Courses - Experiencing Hubble Lecture 3 The Sagittarius Star Cloud
In this lecture, we leave the solar system and begin to explore the Milky Way Galaxy with Hubble. Our first stop is the Sagittarius Star Cloud, one of the richest star fields in the night sky and located near the center, or bulge, of our galaxy. The Hubble view of the star cloud looks like a sparkling jewel box in the sky and illustrates one of the major advantages of Hubble over ground-based telescopes: its ability to image the cosmos at very high spatial resolution and to distinguish closely spaced stars. With a ground-based telescope, the light from many of the stars in this dense star cloud will blend together. That’s a problem if we want to try to compare the properties of nearby stars to more distant stars. The Hubble is able to clearly show stars in the Sagittarius Star Cloud in a wide variety of colors and brightnesses.
December 15, 2013 9:15 am Topic To Be Announced
December 22, 2013 9:15 am Holiday Party - watch for details.
December 29, 2013 9:15 am Current Events Forum