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Conference Programme:

08.30 – 09.15 Registration, tea/coffee

09.15 – 09.30 Opening address: Professor Gabriel Cooney (University College Dublin).

09.30 – 10.05: Children of the Sun? The European Megalithic phenomenon.

Professor Chris Scarre (Durham University).

10.10 – 10.45: Through a glass darkly: orientation uncertainty, passages and stars in the western Iberian Neolithic.

Dr Fabio Silva, UCL Institute of Archaeology & University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

10.45 – 10.55: Questions

11.00 – 11.25 Tea/Coffee

11.30 – 12.05: From Brodgar to Boyne: a cosmological interpretation of the alignments of burial monuments.

Professor Jane Downes (University Highlands and Islands, Orkney).

12.10 – 12.45: The prehistoric sky, 3000 to 1000 BC.

Professor Richard Bradley (University of Reading).

12.45 – 12.55: Questions

13.00 – 13.55 Lunch

14.00 – 14.35: Skyscape, Culture and the Irish Passage Tomb Tradition—a complex legacy.

Dr Frank Prendergast (Dublin Institute Technology).

14.40 – 15.15: Winter solstice at Knockroe, county Kilkenny

Professor Muiris O’Sullivan (University College Dublin).

15.15 – 15.25: Questions

15.30 – 15.55 Tea/Coffee

 16.00 – 16.35: Touching the Ancestors—3 perspectives on bridging a 5000 year
cultural time gap.

Waiting for the Light

Clare Tuffy (Office of Public Works, Visitor Services Manager, Brú na Bóinne).

Art, architecture and astronomy in the Irish passage tomb tradition

Ken Williams, photographer (https://blog.shadowsandstone.com).

inLIGHTin Ireland® : where ancient wisdom inspires ingenious innovation 

Roisin Fitzpatrick, artist (www.roisinfitzpatrick.com).

16.40 – 17.15: Cultural astronomy and cultural heritage: a global perspective

Professor Clive Ruggles (Emeritus Professor of Archaeoastronomy in the School of Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Leicester).

17.15 – 17.25: Questions

17.30: Close of conference: Professor Gabriel Cooney (University College Dublin).

Venue: Dublin Castle, Dublin 2, Ireland
Date: 15 September 2018