“Astronomy in China” Presentation

Thursday 1.17.2013 @ 6:30pm | ImagesAZ | Community

Venue: St. Rose Philippine Duchesne

January 17

“Astronomy in China” Presentation

Did you know China has been doing astronomy longer than the West? How did the Europeans and Jesuits influence early Chinese astronomy? What is China currently doing in the areas of astronomy and space flight?


All this and more will be discussed by Fr. Christopher J. Corbally, S.J. of the Vatican Observatory in Tucson at Anthem’s St. Rose Catholic Church, 2825 W. Rose Canyon Circle. Doors open at 6 p.m. for this 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. event.


Fr. Corbally is also a member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and recently returned from an IAU conference in Beijing. Fr. Corbally will speak about ancient Chinese astronomy, the early European influence on Chinese astronomy, and China’s current research in astronomy and space flight.

“Astronomy in China” is presented by DFAC (the Desert Foothills Astronomy Club), founded in 2006, and working to preserve your view of the desert night sky. It is open to the public; all North Valley residents, adults and school children, are welcome to attend. The event is free.