MOUNT VERNON — Throughout time, comets have inspired dread, fear and awe in many different cultures around the world. They have been branded with such titles as “Harbingers of Doom” and “the Menace of the Universe,” and have been regarded both as omens of disaster and messengers of the gods.
In honor of Comet ISON scheduled to be visible in November, “Cooking Up a Comet,” will be the Brown Bag Chat topic on Wednesday at noon at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry St.
Richland Astronomical Society member Chad Ruhl will share insight into Comet ISON which some astronomers are saying may be as bright as the full moon or may even be visible in daylight.
Ruhl will “conjure forth” a comet from his “black cauldron” for this special Halloween Brown Bag Chat. The program is free and open to all ages. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch. Beverages will be provided.
For more information, call the main library at 740–392-BOOK (2665), ext. 243; visit www.knox.net; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published on October 22, 2013