BR05 – Virtual Talk with Jim Rock

Feb 21, 2023 7:00PM—8:00PM


Live on Zoom

Cost $0.00

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BR05 – Virtual Talk with Jim Rock

James Rock is a citizen of the Dakota nation and Director of Indigenous Programming for the Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium at the University of Minnesota Duluth, where he also teaches ethno- and archaeoastronomy. Rock is an activist, consultant and author on archaeo- and ethno-astronomy and for sacred sites restoration issues for Wakan Tipi Cave and Interpretive Center at the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary in St. Paul. As co-author of a D/(L)akota Star Map Constellation Guide (2012), his goal is to “Indigenize and digitize the skies.” Rock was the principal investigator and designed the first Native American experiment aboard NASA’s last space shuttle STS-135 Atlantis in 2011. Since 2015, he has presented Indigenous star knowledge in a touring 30 feet portable GeoDome planetarium in several languages to many thousands annually.

February 21, 2023
Tuesday, 7:00–8:00 PM
Tuition: FREE with registration
Recommended donation: $20
Location: Virtual, Live on Zoom