UAF to host free Athabascan stargazing event
The University of Alaska Fairbanks will host a free stargazing event, "Northern Dene (Athabascan) Astronomy," Monday, March 6, starting at 6:30 p.m. The evening will begin in Room 202 of the Reichardt Building on the Fairbanks campus. UAF doctoral student Chris Cannon will give a presentation about Northern Dene astronomy, including the Alaska Gwich'in constellation yahdii, which spans nearly the entire sky and comprises 16 groups of stars named after body parts. Following the presentation, Cannon will lead a star walk. Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather.