Podcast: Newgrange and Winter Solstice

 

newgrangeFor a few minutes each winter solstice, a shaft of sunlight shines through the entrance to the Neolithic tomb of Newgrange in Ireland to illuminate the chamber within. Nancy Alima Ali from UC Berkeley’s Space Sciences Lab talks with Dr. Claire Raftery, a solar physicist who grew up nearby Newgrange, to explore the meaning of this solar alignment in Irish history, folklore and culture.

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