Birds and Cosmos
August 20, 2005 Saturday 3PM CT
How do birds use the stars when they migrate? This hour on Here on Earth, join Jean Feraca and her guests for a conversation about the night migration of birds, and humans' fascinations with the cosmos.
Starry Transit, an exhibition organized by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) in partnership with the UW-Madison Department of Astronomy, will feature an installation of new, site-specific sculptural works by Wisconsin artist Martha Glowacki. The installation, which is being created specifically for the 1,200-square-foot dome of the University of Wisconsin’s historic Washburn Observatory, explores the ability of night-flying birds to navigate by the stars. Starry Transit will be on view August 27 through November 6, 2005.
- Martha Glowacki, Wisconsin artist and creator of Starry Transit, a sculpture on display at the Washburn Observatory at the University of Wisconsin
- Jim Lattis, director of the Space Place in Madison, Wisconsin and assistant professor of astronomy at the University of Wisconsin.
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