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Greek myths in the stars October 31, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Hellenic Light Americas.
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The University of Southern Maine Hellenic Initiatives program and the Hellenic Society of Maine, Portland, will present a planetarium show, “Greek and Roman Mythology in the Night Sky,” Sunday, November 4.

During the one-hour show, viewers will learn about the stories, legends and lore of the stars, planets and constellations as they relate to ancient Greek and Roman myths.

Did you know that when Perseus slew the gorgon Medusa, Pegasus arose from her blood? That Bellopheron tamed Pegasus and slew the Chimera? Why Queen Cassiopeia’s brag became adesperate problem for her daughter, Andromeda’s? Or that Orion pursued Atlas’s daughters, The Pleiades, The Seven Sisters, and still does?

The benefit show will begin at 4:15 p.m. in USM’s Southworth Planetarium. Located in the science building, the planetarium entrance is on Falmouth Street on the USM Portland campus. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and children under 12. For reservations, call 780-5025.

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