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Astronomy + pumpkins = win

22 Oct 2009, 12:50 UTC
Astronomy + pumpkins = win
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The U.S.A. has amazing place names. In this update we have Petoskey, Cecil Bay, and, to top it off, the Straits of Mackinaw.
Let’s get info straight from the source. Over to Mary Stewart Adams:
“Hello Lee,
In Northern Michigan we have planned two evenings of fun, wonder and education for our communities, with both an urban and a rural setting from which to view the night sky. On Friday the 23rd we will gather at Petoskey’s Historic Stafford’s Hotel and on Saturday the 24th, we will gather at the Headlands on Cecil Bay off Lake Michigan (just south of the Straits of Mackinaw) an area we seek to designate as an International Dark Sky Park in the future. There will be telescopes, storytelling and crafting of origami star boxes, and because of the season, we are having the Mackinaw area public schools carve 200 pumpkins to serve as ground lights along the way.”
That’s a novel way of improving local lighting. Maximum points for innovative solutions, residents of Emmet County, Michigan.
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