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Corona Borealis

The Corona Borealis is one of the few constellation of stars visible with the naked eye. In Europe we refer to it as the Northern Crown and there are references to these stars all the way back to the 2nd century. In art the story of Bacchus and Ariadne often depicts the Northern Crown and in this talk accredited lecturer Mariska Beekenkamp-Wladimiroff explains the story and how we can find it in a Dutch painting from the 17th century. 


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Thank you so much for each and every one of the magical items in the Advent calendar.

May Lloyd Sat, 01/01/2022 - 15:45 Permalink

What a joy it has been to be a member of The Arts Society in the past awful year. Around the World and The Artvent Calendar have been both entertaining and informative. Huge thanks to all concerned.

BJP Sat, 01/01/2022 - 14:29 Permalink

What a treasure trove of winter knowledge has been shared. I have loved all the different subjects and it has been a absolute pleasure to be educated by experts. Thank you for putting this together. I really hope there will be something similar throughout the year.
Thanks too for today's talk on the Corona Borealis, a lovely story.

Kairen Holmes Sat, 01/01/2022 - 14:24 Permalink

I know Crete very well and I thought I knew most things about the labrynth, minotaur, etc. but learned much more, thank you.

Diana Sat, 01/01/2022 - 13:10 Permalink

This has been a wonderful advent calendar, rich in information and variety. Thank you so much.

jacqui Sat, 01/01/2022 - 10:36 Permalink

Thank you so much for such a good series for all of December.
Thank you to all involved for all the work and research.
Happy New Year to you all.

Marilyn Roulston Sat, 01/01/2022 - 09:34 Permalink

Thank you for this wonderful gift
Everyone of the talks has been fascinating. I have learnt so much. The talks covered so many fields and gave food for thought.

Linda whitehouse Sat, 01/01/2022 - 08:58 Permalink

I have thoroughly enjoyed opening my AS email every morning in Dec. Have learnt so much by just listening for a few minutes and loved all the different subjects with links to Christmas and winter. Thank you for putting it together during this e rather depressing period leading up to Christmas.

Caroline Hogan Fri, 31/12/2021 - 21:07 Permalink

A delightful story to end this series of talks. Thank you to all concerned.

Christine Callow Fri, 31/12/2021 - 18:06 Permalink

I am disappointed these talks are coming to an end. I have enjoyed each one and learned a lot.

Cecilia Fri, 31/12/2021 - 17:39 Permalink