• Winter Solstice Celebration

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    Name: Winter Solstice Celebration
    Date: December 22, 2019
    Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
    Event Description:
    ADMISSION: $10 a person Join us as we celebrate the Winter Solstice. Every year in December, the star cluster of the Pleiades mounts to its highest place in the sky, inaugurating the rhythm of days that lead to the new year as calculated by indigenous people of the Great Lakes region. At the same time, the Ursid Meteor Shower reaches its peak, as though they would escort the goddess of the Winter Solstice to the Earth. While all of this happens overhead every December, this year the star scene will include the beautiful apparition of Venus, Saturn, and the Moon in the evening sky. Join Star Lore Historian Mary Stewart Adams at Headlands for all the best star stories of the season, for how they informed the ceremonies of Solstice in former cultures, and for lively, interactive guidance around the night sky. More about Mary: Mary Stewart Adams led the team that established the Headlands as an international dark sky park, and collaborated on the legislation that now protects over 35,000 acres of state land for its natural darkness. You can hear her every Monday morning on Interlochen Public Radio with her weekly segment “The Storyteller’s Night Sky.”
    Location:
    Headlands International Dark Sky Park 15675 Headlands Rd, Mackinaw City, Michigan 49701
    Date/Time Information:
    Sunday, December 22 7 - 9 pm
    Contact Information:
    (231) 340-1191 smeadows@emmetcounty.org
    Fees/Admission:
    $10 a person
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