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2019 R. Wayne Perkins Lecture Series
March 29, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - April 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Join Star Lore Historian Mary Stewart Adams on the following dates and at these locations for the Perkins Lecture Series, Evansville, Indiana:
Friday, March 29, UE Astronomy class, Koch Center, 2:00PM
Saturday, March 30, Evansville Museum, Koch Planetarium (shown above), 2:00PM
Sunday, March 31, Trinity United Methodist Church (right), 9:30AM and 10:45AM
Mary Stewart Adams is a star lore historian, working as global advocate for starry skies. She lectures throughout the world using a humanities-based approach to understanding the celestial world around us and the cultural influence of astronomy through the ages. She has been immersed in the history of star knowledge for over 30 years, and in this capacity she writes and speaks extensively about our relationship to the night sky and why it matters that we are losing direct access to the natural dark.
Mary led the team that established the 9th international dark sky park in the world in 2011. As a result of her work, the State of Michigan is now protecting the night sky over an additional 35,000 acres. She has received numerous honors for her pioneering work, traveling extensively and teaching a humanities-based approach to understanding the night sky. Adams has been honored twice as Dark Sky Advocate of the Year (2006 & 2012), Environmentalist of the Year (NMEAC 2012), and Dark Sky Defender (IDA2012). Adams led her park to several prestigious awards, including the Pure Michigan “Pure Award” for 2017, and the first-ever awarded International Dark Sky Park of the Year Award, also for 2017. You can find Adams’ work at www.storytellersnightsky.com, on social media platforms, and on Interlochen Public Radio, where every Monday morning you can learn about a story in the sky on her radio segment “The Storyteller’s Night Sky.”