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Oakmont Sunday Symposium

Oakmont Sunday Symposium is back live in the Berger Center this week. Masks are encouraged even if you are vaccinated and boosted. Meetings are still on Zoom as well. Information is at http://oakmontsundaysymposium. org/live.html.

April 3 at 10:30 a.m.: Andrew Fraknoi, Astronomer; The 10 Best Tourist Sites in the Universe

Where will Jeff Bezos’ great granddaughter go for her honeymoon? Dr. Fraknoi will take us on a tour of the most intriguing future “tourist destinations” in our cosmic neighborhood, from Venus to Mars to moons and other awesome places. Dr. Fraknoi appears regularly on local and national media and can explain astronomical events in everyday language. Come get great ideas for your next vacation!

April 10 at 10:30 a.m.: Duane Roller, PhD; Cleopatra: Seductress or Cunning Politician?

Cleopatra has been called one of the great seductresses of human history, but she was no bimbo. She had only two relationships in 18 years, and each was critical for her kingdom. She was a naval commander who took her own fleet into battle and was skilled in the art of warfare. Highly educated, she knew a dozen languages and was a published scholar. Duane Roller, a highly respected and renowned classical scholar, will bring this Egyptian queen alive for us.