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Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Dec 16, 2010 11:48:11 GMT -6
New exhibition examines the stars
We thought some of the Chicago Astronomers might be interested in this event. It’s free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!
The Precession arrives at the Hyde Park Art Center
The Hyde Park Art Center invites you to join artists Mark Jeffery and Judd Morrissey as they break ground on their newest exhibition, The Precession. Taking its name from the slow movement of the earth’s axis, The Precession uses celestial maps and the ever changing night sky as inspiration for a digital projection displayed on the Hyde Park Art Center’s digital catwalk façade from December 21, 2010 to March 20, 2011.
The Hyde Park Art Center invites you to celebrate the beginning of this exhibition with a Ground Breaking Ceremony on December 21, from 4-5pm. As a salute to the winter solstice, (and the beginning of their exhibition) the artists have created a short performance that will accompany the viewing of their work.
We hope you can join us for this auspicious occasion.
This is hours after the lunar eclipse that many of us will be working/observing. But I think this will be a great performance to enjoy...and after a nap, refreshed. It is scheduled rather early and many may not not be available, but we can always visit during the weekend if necessary.
If you are free and interested for the opening reception and performance on the 21st of December, let me know and we can make a event from it grabbing Hyde Park eats afterwards.
While we were still living in the city, my father first took me to visit the Adler Planetarium in 1955 when I was 9-years-old. The topic that month was precession. The lecturer stepped down from his podium and stood near the giant projector to demonstrate precession with a globe in his hand. My father explained it more clearly as he drove me home. I’ve never forgotten.