Ric Alling chats with me about the fascinating world of how humans used the sky to develop calendars, why we invented clocks and the benefits of getting back to seasonal living.
Ric is the manager of the Community Outreach Program at Arizona State University’s School of Earth & Space Exploration. He also puts together the programming at the Marston Exploration Theater and the Gallery of Scientific Exploration at ASU. He has a professional interest in the history of astronomy and how people through history react to scientific trends and investigations.
Rick is a board member of the Society for Cultural Astronomy in the American Southwest, which is an organization that engages with Native Americans and their cultural views of science using the backdrop of observable astronomical phenomena.
LINKS IN THIS EPISODE
Arizona State University’s School of Earth & Space Exploration: https://sese.asu.edu
The 4 Season Solution: A Groundbreaking Plan to Fight Burnout and Tap into Optimum Health by Dallas Hartwig: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-4-Season-Solution/Dallas-Hartwig/9781982115166
The Oxcart Man by Donald Hall: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/320517/ox-cart-man-by-donald-hall-illustrated-by-barbara-cooney/
Marking Time: The Epic Quest to Invent the Perfect Calendar by Duncan Steel: https://www.amazon.com/Marking-Time-Invent-Perfect-Calendar/dp/0471298271/ref=nodl_?dplnkId=745ba713-a518-42c6-9c00-c2806e61a14d
“6 Stargazing Tips for Epic Stargazing”: https://nightskytourist.com/6-night-vision-tricks/
NASA Perseverance Rover: https://www.nasa.gov/perseverance
James Webb Telescope: https://jwst.nasa.gov
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