FLORENCE, S.C. – The Dooley Planetarium on the campus of Francis Marion University will present a program titled “The People,” Sunday (March 23) at 3 p.m.
Admission is free. The planetarium is located on the second floor of the Cauthen Educational Media Center.
The program will discuss how Native Americans migrated into North America from Asia approximately 25,000 years ago when the Ice Age caused the formation of a land bridge across the Bering Strait.
Their languages and customs differed widely, but often they called themselves "The People." They shared a spiritual closeness to all of nature's creatures, to the land, and to the sky. The program will feature some of the stories they taught each new generation about the wonders of the world and man's relation to it, including their interpretation of some of the constellations.
The audio/visual materials used in this show were created by the Hansen Planetarium in Salt Lake City with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Although “The People” has been shown previously in the Dooley Planetarium, this year's production includes more material than was used previously.
For more information about the Dooley Planetarium, visit its website at http://astro.fmarion.edu
For additional information about planetarium programs or observatory viewing sessions, call director John Mattox at 843-661-1441.