Patti Aaron chats with me about a gorgeous star map hidden in plain sight at Hoover Dam. Hoover Dam is an extraordinary engineering work that controls the Colorado River. Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the dam in 1936. The dedication site now has a star map and other remarkable symbols that are truly worth the visit.
Patti is the Public Affairs Officer for the Bureau of Reclamation’s Lower Colorado Basin Region. This region covers southern Nevada, southern California, and Arizona. She started out as a restoration biologist before transitioning to her work on Western water policy and public affairs programs in Washington, D.C. She returned to the region in 2018 to take on her current role with the Bureau of Reclamation.
Hoover Dam visitors information: https://www.usbr.gov/lc/hooverdam/
Hoover Dam Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/theHooverDam/
Article: Hoover Dam’s Astronomical Site: https://nightskytourist.com/hoover-dam/
Article: Why Earth Wobbles with a Drunken Stagger: https://nightskytourist.com/wobble/
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