Dr. Danielle Adams (PhD Arizona, 2018) will be giving a special talk on Arabian astronomy at the Kartchner Caverns Star Party.
Abstract: Dr. Danielle Adams, a recent graduate from the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Arizona and NASA Space Grant fellow, will speak about the rich star lore of Arabia as it was more than a thousand years ago. Camels, vultures, goats, wild cows and many other kinds of animals graced the skies of the Arabian desert, and some of these survive in the star names used by astronomers today. Danielle will especially focus on the stars that are visible in the fall so that visitors can find them after the talk in the park's famously dark sky. Some of these stories can be found on her website, onesky.arizona.edu.