August 22, 2020 @ 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Starry Nights: Lavender Moon
Star Lore Historian Mary Stewart Adams will lead us on a journey through a night of romance written in the stars. In Chinese tradition, the 7th Moon inaugurates the most romantic season of the year, which is August 18 in 2020. It is celebrated with the Qixi Festival, when every lover can chance upon their true love.
On this evening, the waxing Crescent Moon sweeps up from the western horizon after sunset toward the thickest region of Milky Way stars, where late-falling Perseids meteors bear wishes through the night, with Saturn and Jupiter look on from the east.
Cost: $10 general public, $5 Ford House members
This is an online workshop. You will receive an access code and a link to use to join the meeting. Our program uses the Zoom platform. You will need to download the Zoom app to your smartphone or tablet, or log into the Zoom website before you begin the workshop.
About the Presenter:
Star Lore Historian Mary Stewart Adams is the creator of public radio segment The Storyteller’s Night Sky and a blog by the same name. Through lecture and storytelling, Adams imaginatively combines contemporary astronomy and research with her extensive knowledge of ancient mythologies and history. She examines the historical influence of star science, beliefs and celestial lore across cultures and centuries, exploring intriguing parallels between humanity and the night sky. Adams is also an advocate for “dark skies” speaking out against unnecessary light pollution. She led the team that established the Headlands International Dark Sky Park in northern Michigan -- the 9th of its kind in the world -- in 2011. She has received numerous honors for her work.
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