not a dancing bear

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photo: courtesy Sadie Halie Projects, 2013

The Amateur Astronomers Society of Voorhees hosts salons featuring guest artists, historians, scientists, collectors, and storytellers. Past participants include:

Chris Domenick
Courtney Young
Dr. Emily L. Rice
Jane Carver
Jess Willa Wheaton
JJ Manford
Jordon Schranz
Julie Opperman
Kiran Chandra
Nathan Carey
Patricia Dominguez
PJ Gubatina Policarpio
Rebecca Major
The Wernher Von Brown Club

The first series took place from December 2012-January 2013 in the Voorhees Building in Hell's Kitchen.

Sadie Halie Projects (Brooklyn) was the site of a salon on June 29th, 2013, co-curated by SHP's Jennie Ekstrand & Patrick Gantert. It brought together

Ariana Van Gelder
Nick Juravich
Lap Le
Jordon Schranz

and Emmy Catedral

JUNE 2014 - OCTOBER 2014

As part of the program surrounding the exhibition Bringing The World Into The World, AASV was invited to host three 1.5 hour walking salons, each with a different guest guide to Chris Burden's 1983 work, Scale Model of the Solar System. Each tour was accompanied by Emmy Catedral as navigator.

Vol. 1: The opening day tour took place Saturday, June 14, 4:30-6:00 pm, led by artist Nate Carey, with interplanetary music of the spheres by Jane Carver. Vol. 1 began at the site of Pluto, and moved towards the center, following the gravitational pull of our star, the Sun.

Vol. 2: The second tour took place on Sunday, September 21, 3:30-5:00 pm guided by curator and educator, PJ Gubatina Policarpio. This tour departed from the Sun at Queen Museum's Panorama of The City of New York.

Vol. 3: The final tour is took place Sunday, October 12, 4:00-5:30 pm, led Astronomer Dr. Emily L. Rice, and friends from Astronomy on Tap.

For directions, more information and to RSVP (free, but spots are limited) please email:

an external project site:

Honorary Advisory Board

Clyde Tombaugh
Isaac Aasimov
Jean Painleve
Kidlat Tahimik
Paul Scheerbart
Plato Chan
Severo Sarduy
Venetia Burney
William Blake