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Innovation Works: President's Innovation Forum, RSVP By March 20 for March 21 Event

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Spring Break: Save Energy!

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MC Professor Mark Alves Is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society


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What Is It Like to Serve in Governance? An Interview with Jennifer Haydel

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March is Women's History Month

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MC Hosts Maryland Community College Cybersecurity Competition, March 14

Arts at MC

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Last Week! King Street Gallery Exhibit BC/AC Art Before & After Child Featuring 11 Artists

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Next TEAS Information Session: March 20 on Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

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Libraries Support Student Success, Celebrate 70th Anniversary with Midterm Madness

Professional Development

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March 21 Prezi Workshop: An Alternative to PowerPoint

Faculty Spotlight

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Lifelong Learning Institute Faculty Member and Concert Pianist Efi Hackmey at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn

The Vernal Equinox, the First Day of Spring in the Planetarium

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Category: MC Events

Published: Mar 10 2017 12:00AM

The planetarium show will explore the astronomical events associated with the first day of spring on March 20 at 7 p.m. We will demonstrate how the position of the equinox has changed over the millennia with respect to the fixed stars.

The vernal equinox which is both a time and a direction in space is called the first point of Aries. Come find out how the Vernal Equinox got to be in Pisces now and when last it was in Aries. elp us celebrate Noruz the oldest continuously celebrated human holiday. The Vernal equinox was in Taurus when this celebration began 5,000 year ago. Find out when we will really enter the age of Aquarius, when the Vernal Equinox is in Aquarius.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information:

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