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Hollidaysburg Planetarium Recreates Sky from 4,000 Years Ago

The new Hollidaysburg Area High School (HAHS) Planetarium became a time machine on Thursday, April 18, catapulting a captivated audience 4,000 years back in time.

Guided by Fred Marshak, planetarium volunteer assistant, astronomy and astrology fans watched as the April sky shifted to what earthlings would have seen in 1983 B.C.

Marshak, a retired HAHS Astronomy teacher, in this first live show in the new planetarium, demonstrated how different the placement was of well-recognized constellations when astrologists first identified Orion, Pisces and the other zodiac symbols. He also turned of...

 

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