About this Summinar
Star lore historian Mary Stewart Adams will lead us through the celestial highlights of the coming seasons, with emphasis on the summer constellations and their stories, through mythology, science, poetry and art.
"Our celestial world is like a mighty, living book that can be read from nearly every angle of human endeavor: Through the telescope of the scientist; the calendar of the agriculturist; the horoscope of the astrologer; the records of the historian; the rhythmic lines of the poet. Approaching the cosmos through the lens of the storyteller awakens the moral and cultural imaginations that are needed in order to inform and infuse the scientific research and discovery of our age with a soul-satisfying quality."
Cost per person
$15 session I
$25 session I & II
Date & Place
Monday, July 21
3:00 - 5:00 pm at Old Art Building
Since we are meeting during the day, Mary will provide maps of the night sky, so participants can familiarize themselves with the wonders of the night sky and learn the tales before heading out into the night.
Monday, July 21 • 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
We will gather in the great outdoors to experience the transition from evening to night and translate our afternoon session into a night sky exploration of lore, science, mythology and art.
Session II -- Meet at the north end of Hwy 669 (S. Bohemian Road)
About the Leader
Mary Stewart Adams is a star lore historian, storyteller and author who has been immersed in the history of star knowledge for nearly 30 years. She writes and speaks extensively to local, national and international audiences on our relationship to the night sky and its cultural consequences. Mary has been honored as the Gary R Williams Dark Sky Advocate of the Year, NMEAC Environmentalist of the Year, and IDA Dark Sky Defender, and she serves on the International Dark Sky Places Committee of the International Dark Sky Association, designating dark sky places around the world. She led the initiative that resulted in designation for Emmet County's Headlands property as an international dark sky park,which further led to the State of Michigan protecting the night sky over an additional 23,000 acres Mary now serves as the Headlands' Program Director.
Mary's radio program "The Storyteller's Guide to the Night Sky" airs each Friday on Interlochen Public Radio during NPR Morning Edition. She makes her home under the starry skies of Harbor Springs, MI.