April 8: Dark Sky Gathering Uppsala and North American Solar Eclipse

UPDATE 2024-04-08: The event will be outside and online, see detail below!

Join us for a storytelling, poetry and imaginative online and outside event on the last day of the International Dark Sky Week and in conjunction with the North American solar eclipse!

Bring your darkest folklore stories, the wildest night sky poetry, recount how bats and other animals struggle in our light-polluted world or just listen in.

UPDATE 2024-04-08: We’ll gather around the an open fire at the Campus Garden on Villavägen and have a projection of the solar eclipse live as it rolls over North America, and you can also join online: https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/65530618694

We hope to build on this event and organize a second gathering later in the spring when the weather hopefully is warmer.

Read more about the International Dark Sky Week: https://idsw.darksky.org/ and watch the solar eclipse here: https://science.nasa.gov/eclipses/future-eclipses/eclipse-2024/

Organized by CEMUS and CEMUS-student Ania Ektate.

When: April 8 at 21.00-22.00 CEST

Where: Online: https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/65530618694 and weather permitting Uppsala University Campus Garden, Villavägen 14, see map here: https://maps.app.goo.gl/HLGe7ZrMjssApTFG7 (we’ll update this post on April 8 at noon with info the outside part will go ahead).

Read more about International Dark Sky Week: https://idsw.darksky.org/ and the total solar eclipse 2024: https://science.nasa.gov/eclipses/future-eclipses/eclipse-2024/.

Inspiration and starting points
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