Storytelling With The Stars With Acclaimed Star Lore Historian Mary Stewart Adams

Friday September 21, 2012: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Once upon a time, every star had a name, and in every name was a story ...

So begins a magical starry storytelling event with Star Lore Historian and Astrosopher Mary Stewart Adams. Her program will include mythological tales from Ancient Egypt and Greece, as well as rhymes and tales that are connected to the starry world overhead in this season of Autumn Equinox. Star maps will be provided, so you won't find yourself caught in the dark without a story and a star!

Mary Stewart Adams has been immersed in the study of star wisdom for nearly 30 years. She is the Program Director for Emmet County's International Dark Sky Park (a 600-acre park two miles west of Mackinaw City) and was the leader of the initiative that secured the designation, making the area home to one of only six such parks in the U.S. and one of only nine in the world at the time of designation. Mary has been twice honored with the Gary R Williams Awards for Dark Sky Advocate of the Year and was named Environmentalist of the Year for her work preserving the dark skies of Michigan by the Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council.

Mary writes and lectures extensively about the cultural consequences of contemporary star knowledge from her home in Harbor Springs and has been featured in local, national and international media. Through her website and publication of her annual wall calendar Fairy Tale Moons, her mission is to safeguard the imagination by protecting our access to the night sky and its stories.