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The Night the Stars Fell with Bill Kemp

Tuesday, October 26
Starts at 7:00 PM

McLean County Museum of History
200 N. Main St, Bloomington IL 61701

The Night the Stars Fell with Bill Kemp

On Tuesday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m., join Museum Librarian Bill Kemp for a free, zoom webinar that will take program participants back to November 13, 1833, when the nighttime sky lit up like an Independence Day sparkler in what’s believed to be the most intense meteor shower in recorded human history.

At this time, Central Illinois was still the frontier, and meteor showers were mysterious and misunderstood phenomena. What did early settlers make of this spectacular–and for some, spectacularly terrifying–event? Where, in fact, did these meteors come from? And what’s the connection between the “Night the Stars Fell” and the Leonids, the annual meteor shower that visits Earth every November? This lavishly illustrated program will answer those and other questions. Bill promises a program sure to fascinate even those folks with little interest in–or knowledge of–astronomy.

To register for this free, zoom webinar, follow this link https://bit.ly/MCMHStarsFall. Questions? or for more information, contact the Education Department at education@mchistory.org or 309-827-0428.