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All That’s Hidden ~ Leap Days, Blue Moons and More
February 28, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm$30
On this eve of 2020’s Leap Day, Star Lore Historian Mary Stewart Adams will take us on a fascinating journey through the creation of the calendar, and how it is intimately woven into our relationship with starry worlds. Throughout history, calendarists, church leaders, and scientists have used mechanisms such as Leap Days, Blue Moons, precession and moveable feasts to sustain harmony with the celestial world in the way we number our days, and in the ways we describe our cultural history.
The event begins with hors d’oeuvres and beverage, followed by an engaging and interactive lecture, involving participants in social astronomy skits to enliven the cultural tales, followed by guided viewing of the night sky. Venus will be brilliant near the Crescent Moon, the two of them setting the perfect stage for Orion and his terrific region of outer Milky Way sky, especially as viewed from the grounds of the beautiful Ford House.
The ticket price for this event is $30 for Ford House members and $45 non-members, which includes includes a drink and snacks. The evening begins with wine and finger foods at 6 pm, followed by program at 7 pm.