April Astronomy Night: Astrology: Science or Superstition?
10 April 2014 - 10 April 2014



 
Nowadays, we frequently hear of astrology, and watch the forecasts of some persons, who claim to be astronomers. Is astrology a true science or superstition? Is it something else? How was astrology related to mankind since the antiquities? What is the science of the zodiacs, and what are its methods? What are the events that the astrologers were able to foretell, and how did they do that? What are the most famous failures of astrologers throughout history? Was astrology related to prophets? What are the modern attempts to validate astrology and horoscopes? What is the connection between astrology and astronomy? All these questions and more will be tackled in the lecture.

Program
1. Lecture;
2. Contest, with 6 free planetarium tickets as prizes;
3. Live planetarium show and observing session.

The lecture will be conducted by Mr. Osama Fathy; a member of the Egyptian Society for Astronomy, who has made studies of the history of astrology.

Date: Thursday, 10 April 2014, at 5:00 p.m.

Location: The  Planetarium Theatre

Admission is free.
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