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Annie Jump Cannon Birthday Celebration
December 9, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Dover Astronomer Annie Jump Cannon’s Life will be recognized with a house tour, book signing and birthday celebration!
Dover’s Annie Jump Cannon is featured prominently in Dava Sobel’s book, “The Glass Universe.” Annie’s naming system of the stars –Oh Be A Fine Girl Kiss Me –is still used today. Learn about this historic Dover woman whose house was recently put on the historic register. Experience history firsthand in Dover.
Gravesite Visit –Lakeside Cemetery Flowers and Stars will be laid on Annie’s grave. There will be a short musical interlude and a poetry reading. This portion of the tribute is a non-ticketed event and all are invited to attend.
Visitor level of Annie’s House on historic State Street Meet and Greet –
- Meet Annie Jump Cannon as interpreted by Linda Chatfield.
- Meet Dava Sobel, author of “The Glass Universe” –and book signing
- Meet Essay Winners of Mayor Christiansen’s Literary Contest
- Meet Cannon Scholars
House Tour and Birthday Party
For Info call Taylor Collins at Parke Green Galleries– 302.674.1787