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Halloween: Celestial Origins

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until October 26, 2018

Fridays – October 5, 12, 19, and 26

Vampires, Witches, Goblins, and other spooky creatures! What do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes, or something more… Be it ghoulish or ghostly, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! Experience the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” From Celtic roots around the harvest and bonfires to modern celebrations, see why the night is celebrated as one of spirits from beyond and sweet treats! See how Samhain, and All Saints Day would eventually transform into Halloween. Traverse the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening. A fun filled program for the whole family!

Organizer

Emera Astronomy Center
Phone:
207-581-1341
Website:
astro.umaine.edu

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