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Summer Reading

Summer Reading
Margaret Clauder - Reach for the Stars
  • When Jun 13, 2019 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM (US/Central / UTC-500)
  • Where Triplett Meeting Room
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Reach for the Stars - An Astronomer's Guide to the Galaxy starring Astronomer Annie!

To go with the summer 2019 reading club theme - A Universe of stories, Margaret spent 2 years writing, rehearsing, and assembling her most awesome, jaw-dropping show yet! It is full of ventriloquism, one-of-a-kind custom made puppets, custom magic and an exciting true story. The program features puppets such as "The Sun" - he's a BIG star! Also "Mother Earth" - she's so old she has snow on her roof and the "Moon" - a kid at heart who loves to surf because his gravity affects the tides! Children will learn interesting facts about our galaxy and new words such as "rotate", "revolve" and "orbit". They will find out about Neal Armstrong, first man to walk on the moon, an event which happened 50 years ago this summer. Audience volunteers will be utilized in an original magic trick which will help teach the order of the planets from the Sun. They'll also hear a story "Caroline's Comets" which is about the first PAID female astronomer, Caroline Hershel of England. She and her brother William built telescopes and studied and mapped the stars. She discovered several comets on her own and went on to become a very well known and respected astronomer in the late 1800's. She was a much sought after lecturer!