LEAF Festival is produced by LEAF Community Arts, a non-profit organization established to build community and enrich lives through the arts, locally and globally, through festivals, events, mentoring, and educational programs. Details at http://www.theleaf.org/the-festival/
Come tour this spacious log cabin with over 3000 square feet on a 1.13 acre lot. Sited in a welcoming woodland park-like environment featuring manicured shade gardens this property is now offered at a new low price.
Open House Bonus:
Seller will pay $500 in closing costs to any buyer who signs the open house register.
Lite hors d'oeuvres will be served
Contact Ada with questions: 828-450-7027, firstname.lastname@example.org
Stargazing and Cosmic Storytelling
Saturday, August 26th, 8:30 – 10:00 pm
Join local astronomer and author Stephan Martin on a tour of the beautiful night sky above the farm as we explore stories of connection between the night sky, the universe and our own lives. We’ll explore some of the myths of the stars and constellations as well as the latest theories of the universe and the surprising connections between the food grown at the farm and the history of the universe. All ages are welcome and no background in astronomy or science is required.
Stephan Martin is an astronomer, educator, and author who has taught astronomy at colleges and universities across the U.S. for more than 25 years. He has lectured on light pollution and its effects on the environment and has offered stargazing and introductory astronomy workshops across the U.S. and internationally.
57 Sugar Hollow Rd, Fairview, North Carolina 28730
A total solar eclipse is when the moon moves between the sun and Earth, lasting for up to about three hours from beginning to end, according to NASA. The lunar shadow will darken the sky, temperatures will drop and bright stars will appear at a time that is normally broad daylight.
Retired NASA astrophysicist and photographer Fred Espenak said the experience usually lasts for just a couple minutes, but it's truly out of this world.
"It is unlike any other experience you've ever had," Espenak, popularly known as Mr. Eclipse, told ABC News. "It's a visceral experience; you feel it. The hair on your arms, on the back of your neck stand up. You get goosebumps."
"You have to be there," he added.
Espenak said a total solar eclipse can last as long as seven minutes. For the Aug. 21 eclipse, NASA anticipates the longest period when the moon obscures the sun's entire surface from any given location along its path to last about two minutes and 40 seconds.
Jane Vann will give a talk on the tile vaultings and domes and the lives of Rafael Guastavino and his son at Pack Library, Lord Auditorium, 2:00, Thursday, August 17.