Star Lore History Mary Stewart Adams joins the Traverse City District Library in celebrating the 50th anniversary of human beings walking on the surface of the Moon with the “Universe of Stories” series:
Once upon a time, every star had a name, and in every name was a story…
So begins a magical session of the storytelling of the stars with Star Lore Historian Mary Stewart Adams, founding member of the team that established one of the first ten international dark sky parks in the world, and host of the weekly radio segment “The Storyteller’s Night Sky” heard each Monday morning on Interlochen Public Radio. Mary will delight us with the mythologies, fairy tales, poetry, and arts that further illuminate the wonder and beauty of the night sky overhead in this season ~ which includes tales of the starry crown, the shepherd’s meteor shower, the summer eclipse season, the Black Moon, and more. Mary’s presentations are interactive and informative, and while you may walk away with a star map in hand, you will also leave with a star song in your heart!
Suitable for all ages, including children, families, and adults.
June 22 at 9:30 am at the State Theatre (1 show)
Stories of How the Stars Crown Summer’s Solstice
(including the Girl Fish from Andrew Lang’s collection; the Queen Bee from Brother’s Grimm; and Arrow to the Sun, a Pueblo tale)
July 6 at 9:30 am and 5:30 pm at the State Theatre (2 shows)
For the 9:30 am presentation: July promises to be terrific for star gazing because there are two New Moons this month, a rare event that augments the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing. This presentation will include fun facts in the history of astronomy, as well as stories that connect us to the stars overhead in this season (such as Rumplestiltskin, The Terrible Tantagabogus, and Little Red Riding Hood).
and at 5:30 pm:
Summer Meteor Showers
(this presentation will include information about what causes meteor showers, and which are the best for viewing this year, including the Delta Aquarids in late July, and the Perseids in August, their stories, and more)