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Astronomy walk at Olana Historic Site

DUE TO WEATHER, THERE WILL BE NO ASTRONOMICAL VIEWING, BUT KARL LOAT'S PRESENTATION WILL STILL TAKE PLACE.

Frederic E. Church painted Aurora Borealis (1865; Smithsonian American Art Museum) following his voyage and arctic exploration of the north Atlantic, between Labrador and Greenland to sketch icebergs in 1859. Karl Loatman, a student of comets in history, will give a presentation on Astronomy in Art, with particular emphasis on the work of  Frederic Church and the role of comets and other astronomical events in the arts and crafts of the Hudson Valley. Then join Dr. Willie Yee, president and Joe Macagne, vice president of the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association will be present to discuss astronomical topics. Please pre-register by preceding Thursday to[masked] x 109 or [masked].

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  • Carolyn S.

    Unfortunately, I have plans for the weekend , so I cannot attend this time.

    November 7, 2013

  • Dr. Willie K. Y.

    Dress VERY warmly. It is almost always much colder than you expect when standing around stargazing.

    November 4, 2013

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