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Sun-Earth Day Presents: Ancient Observatories, Timeless Knowledge

Native American Connections
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Solar Astronomy in the Prehistoric Southwest

This on-line slide set contains twenty slides including images and explanations on topics such as Chaco Canyon, The Seasons, Solstice Windows and The Sun Dagger (equinox connections).

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The Solstice Project

The Solstice Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study of ancient cultures of the American Southwest. The Project was founded in 1978 by Anna Sofaer to study, document and preserve the remarkable Sun Dagger-a celestial calendar of the ancient Pueblo Indians-and other achievements of ancient Southwestern cultures. Be sure to visit their Research Papers link!

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Virtual Reality Panoramas

2002's Sun-Earth Day webcast opened with a Lakota celebration of the equinox from Harney Peak in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Visit this site to see 2 amazing "Virtual Reality Panoramic" views taken from Harney Peak!

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Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS)

SOARS is dedicated to increasing the number of African American, American Indian, and Hispanic/Latino students enrolled in master's and doctoral degree programs in the atmospheric and related sciences with the goal of increasing ethnic diversity within the scientific community of the future.

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The American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES)

AISES is a national, nonprofit organization which nurtures building of community by bridging science and technology with traditional Native values. Through its educational programs, AISES provides opportunities for American Indians and Native Alaskans to pursue studies in science, engineering, and technology arenas.

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Starlore of Native America

This site from the University of Western Washington contains several astronomy stories from various Native American cultures.

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