Three Star stories: the most ancient Abyssinian, Ethiopian, star
story of Cassiopeia, , Cepheus, , black Andromeda, Perseus, , Pegasus, and Cetus (6 constellations, the greatest
number for a single cycle of myth); then the African-American
"follow the drinking gourd" story and song of the Ursa Major
constellation that helped 40,000 people seek freedom and helped cause a civil war in the USA
that unfortunately needed to be fought; and finally the Cambodian,
Chinese, Korean, Laotian, Myanmar (Burma), Thai, and
Vietnamese Valentine story a few thousand years old.
The cue files that run on Starry Night 7 on the SciDome XD with
SciTouch Spitz planetarium at MC were created by Jana Asher now Dr.
Jana Asher in May of 2016 for Rosey Resnick (who is still my girl
scout cookie supplier), her daughter, the planetarium director Dr.
Harold Alden Williams just made a few suggestions and unlocked the
doors to the planetarium so Jana could do her creative
magic. This is a fabulous planetarium show! I wish she could
have traveled that summer to the Spitz Summer Institute with me and
Rupert Chappelle the MC^3 video genius at MC. The next year Dr.
Dennis Coskrin, geology professor, and Dr. John Quah, math professor
and meteorology professor, and Dr. Williams and Ruppert again
traveled to the Spitz Summer Institute, and the college paid for all
of these persons to go to Chadds Ford, PA in 2017. Dr. Williams has
little highchair power, but some limited personal power.
People sometimes over estimate his
power, perhaps because he is enthusiastic. His enthusiasm is
his protection from the sometimes apparent stupidity of some of the
persons in higher positions. Dr. Williams is a member in two
labor unions for the same employer MC, so he is a professional
trouble maker, but he tries to make trouble only for people who hurt
students or hurt employees that have not done too much wrong.
He is a steward for AFSCME local 2380 and in the remote past was an
officer. He was on the organizing committee for both unions.
The other labor union is the adjunct labor union SEIU local
500. Adjuncts are not paid fairly, but this is a nation wide
problem, not an MC only problem. Of course, you can not get much
blood or money from a turnip or a college. Decisions are often
above my pay grade. Maybe I am just ignorant. If I am, please
try and convince me of my ignorance and I may change! Of course, I
may not change, if you do not convince me. I have been known to be