A Winter Moon makes for the Darkest Night of the Year

When:
January 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Where:
Guest House Headlands International Dark Sky Park
Headlands Rd
Mackinaw City, MI 49701
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Mary Stewart Adams
231-348-1713
 
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The position of the Big Dipper region of Ursa Major can be used like a mighty celestial clock to determine the seasons of the year and the time of night!

January’s New Moon carries the promise of deep darkness for finding the stars and constellations that are used to determine the celestial new year, not only in the Chinese Calendar, but in the Native American and Christian cultures as well. Gather at Headlands just before sunset to learn about these different traditions, to craft star calendars, celebrate the year of the rooster, and to follow it all up with some winter stargazing. Some supplies provided, though you are welcome to bring your own. Suitable for ages 9 to 90…

This entry was posted on October 3rd, 2016 .

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