Compass Rose Webinar – Stars, Celestial Events

Join Mary Stewart Adams, star lore historian, and her sister artist Patricia DeLisa on Wednesday, January 16 to create a compass rose as they share the celestial highlights of the new year.

Click here to register!  $15 Suggested Donation 

On historical navigation maps, a “compass rose” usually appears as an 8-pointed star used to indicate the cardinal and ordinal directions. On a ship’s compass, these points were named for the wind that came from that direction.  The sidereal compass rose, or “rose of stars” on the other hand, marked 32 compass points, based on certain stars as they rose and set in the sky. This type of compass originated with the nomadic tribes of the Middle East, who traveled through the desert lands gleaning their direction from the stars, rather than as sailors did, by making best use of prevailing winds. — Mary Adams

Tune into the celestial events of 2019, 
including the total eclipse of the moon visible all over North America on January 20-21, and create your every own compass rose of wind and stars.  Joining the roses of wind and stars is a beautiful way to celebrate the new year artistically and contemplatively!

Wednesday, January 16 7:30-8:30 pm Eastern.
Can’t join us live? No problem. All registrants will receive an emailed recording of the live event.

Online with Zoom webinars

Click here to register!  
$15 Suggested Donation 

From Mary:
This webinar event is planned in conjunction with the International Year of Astronomy’s 100 Hours of Astronomy campaign, through which events around the world are being coordinated as part of the International Astronomical Union’s 100th Anniversary in 2019, and to highlight the role of Astronomy in bettering the world.

Happy New Year!


Laura Scappaticci

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