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Stars Over Mystic: The Analemma

August 25, 2017

The Analemma and the Equation of Time

Did you ever notice that sundials don’t always line up with the time on our watch or smartphone? There’s a reason! The difference between “local mean time” and “local apparent time” can be explained using a term known as the “Equation of Time”. And a diagram known as an Analemma helps to simplify this complicated subject! Learn about all of these at our final “Stars Over Mystic” event of the summer.

The program will begin with the presentation of the topic for that evening, followed by a brief indoor star show highlighting current events in the evening sky. Afterward, if weather permits, the indoor program will be followed by an outdoor observation session using the Planetarium’s telescopes. If weather is not favorable, the indoor star show will be extended.