Mary Stewart Adams to Speak at UE’s R. Wayne Perkins Lecture
Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019
The University of Evansville’s fourth annual R. Wayne Perkins Lecture Series is planned for Friday, March 29 through Monday, April 1. This year’s speaker is Mary Stewart Adams, star lore historian, storyteller, author, and global advocate for starry skies.
Adams lectures using a humanities-based approach to understanding the celestial world and the cultural inﬂuence of astronomy. She speaks about our relationship to the night sky and why it matters that we are losing direct access to the natural dark. Adams led the team that established the 9th international dark sky park in the world in 2011. She has received numerous honors including Dark Sky Advocate of the Year, Environmentalist of the Year, and Dark Sky Defender.
All of the events listed below are free and open to the public.
Friday, March 29
Room 73, Schroeder School of Business Building, University of Evansville
History 290 class
Saturday, March 30
Koch Planetarium, Evansville Museum of Art, History, and Science
Mary Stewart Adams to speak
Sunday, March 31
Trinity United Methodist Church, 213 SE 3rd Street, Evansville, Indiana
9:30 a.m., Sunday Service and 10:45 a.m., Wesley Advocates Class Session
Monday, April 1
Room 100, Koch Center for Engineering and Science, University of Evansville
Astronomy 101 class
The annual R. Wayne Perkins Lectures, sponsored by UE’s Ofﬁce of Religious Life, bring together religion scholars, theologians, and church leaders to explore biblical and theological questions relevant to our common life together. The lectures are intended to be public in nature, engage a broad gathering of world views, and help inform the complexities of theological understanding within contemporary life. The Perkins Lectures are made possible by the generosity of private donors and the Lilly Endowment Inc., and are designed to generate and foster sustained theological reﬂection among UE students and alumni, clergy, and the larger community.