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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.

1:30–4 p.m.

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.

2–4 p.m.

Mini Tour

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

Details

Date:
December 9
Time:
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm