March 9, 2019 | Ryan
Join Harvester Arts today at the Volland Store in the Kansas Flint Hills under the stars (both real and projected) for a night of stories from the sky during Constellate 6 of the Jump!Star project leading up to Symphony in the Flint Hills 2019.
As the sun sets in Volland, Kansas today (Saturday, March 9), Dr. Daniel Wildcat, acting President of Haskell Indian Nations University, will tell a story that starts with a most vital star.
We’ll then gather in the sparkling dark to talk with Jana Grcevich, astrophysicist and co-author of A Vacation Guide to the Solar System, about how a star is born, and the physical forces causing our North Star to change.
Next, we’ll take part in a celestial session led by Jump!Star Creative Director George Ferrandi, who will reveal the intimate myths of our eventual North Stars and their origin stories within the Jump!Star cosmology.
Finally, with the help of our “Flash!Packet,” participants will be invited to develop a deck of North Star Stories from their own lives, using the Pole Star characters as points of departure. Dr. Chinyere Okafor, Director of the Center for Women’s Studies at Wichita State University, will lead this discussion with participants using Jump!Star’s version of an illustrated flashcard workbook for creative writing.
Jerelyn and Paul Ramirez of the Kansas Astronomical Observers will provide telescopes to guide us in North Star spotting.
RSVP encouraged but not required: https://jumpstar-sky-star-stories.eventbrite.com