Brown Bag Lecture focuses on 'Great Comet'

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Bruce Masse, a guest scientist at the Laboratory, will talk about “The Great Comet of 1264” in the next Brown Bag Lecture from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Bradbury Science Museum.
More than 600 comets were documented before the invention of the telescope in 1608. They were identified by size, shape and duration.
Masse said the Great Comet of 1264 is particularly remarkable. Records from Asia, the Middle East and Europe indicate that the comet could be seen for 15 weeks; it could also be seen in daylight for more than a month.
This Brown Bag Lecture will explore the potential signature of Comet 1264 in the archaeological and oral historical record of North America and Hawaii.
Masse is a guest scientist with the Environmental Protection Division at the Laboratory, where he retired from in 2012. He is an environmental archaeologist with degrees from Stanford, the University of Arizona and Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
Masse conducted archaeological fieldwork in the American Southwest, Micronesia and Hawaii.
He is the author of articles and books on a variety of topics including mythology, Hawaiian traditional astronomy, the role of solar eclipses in Southwestern prehistory, the effects of volcanic eruption on culture and the record of recent cosmic impact on Earth by asteroids and comets.

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