Performers and Programs

Program Information

Program name: Navigating the Stars
Program category: History
Nature- Other
Science
Program length: 1 hour
Audience level: All ages
Audience size: Any
Program description: Have you ever wondered how ancient people told time? Got from point A to point B without a smart phone or compass? Made it over the underground railroad, or to far away countries over the seven seas? Learn about Nathaniel Bowditch, the father of modern navigation and how he taught illiterate men to calculate from and follow the stars. Learn which constellations matter most in the northern and southern hemispheres. Best of all, take home a star map and learn how to participate in orientiering and other activities in your own neighborhood. This program is suitable for the 2019 Summer Reading theme.
Space/special requirements: It is helpful to schedule this program at night if conducted outdoors, however any time will work if the room can be darkened.
Travel restrictions: N/A
Program fee: $101- $200
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? No
If no, cost per mile: $0.50
Notes about the fee:
Other notes: Mileage calculated from Ithaca, NY.
Regions this program
can be performed in:
Western
Rochester
Central
South Central
Capital District
North Country
Metro
Southeastern
Long Island
Program last updated: 12/01/2018
   
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Performer name: Lindsay (Lynn) Sprague
Phone: 518-522-4317
Mailing address: ACP 2492 P.O. Box 1110
Albany, NY 12201
E-mail address: lak234@cornell.edu
Website: http://https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1hnQsmQUb9EC4JjvI6EMNQXuohKevwPsHzzPDr8WFuSk/edit?usp=sharing
   
Previous appearances at: Salem Massachusetts Public Library, Mechanicville New York Public Library, Dundee New York Library, Phyllis Wheatley Rochester New York Pubic Library, Gloucester Massachusetts Public Library
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Performer information last updated: 11/27/2018

 

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