Join us on Zoom for the AAA Astrophotography Meetup Sunday, March 27, 4:00 pm EDT, as we present, “Planetaria: Visual Poetry of the Night Sky by Monica Ong“. Visual Poet Monica Ong will talk about the inspiring women scientists, family histories, and Chinese constellations that illuminate her planetaria. Monica welcomes you to share in the wonder of astronomy-inspired visual poems.
See her limited edition charts and planispheres on her website.
The Star Gazer: “Based on the Soochow Astronomical Chart of 1193, this poem in the form of a planisphere depicts the Chinese night sky as seen from the northern hemisphere. To view the stars, turn the disc to align the desired date with the hour of night. Face south and hold the planisphere overhead with the corner marked North facing north. The map will reveal a celestial poem that awaits you among the asterisms. Let the eyes wander and read aloud to someone dear.”
Register here: https://tinyurl.com/astrophoto-meetup