Annie Jump Cannon

At Parke Green Galleries we love promoting the history of our wonderful capital, Dover. One of our favorite daughters is Annie Jump Cannon, the astronomer who was a Dover resident for over 30 years. She became internationally famous for her work at Harvard and was our star gazer.

 Dover Mayor Robin Christensen’s Essay Contest info is below. All students in the Capital and Caesar Rodney School Districts (including Poly Tech) are invited to enter.. This includes all students in grades 4 - 12 in all public, charter, parochial (such as Holy Cross, St. Thomas More, Calvary, etc), and home schooled students as well.

Dover Mayor Robin Christensen’s Essay Contest info is below. All students in the Capital and Caesar Rodney School Districts (including Poly Tech) are invited to enter.. This includes all students in grades 4 - 12 in all public, charter, parochial (such as Holy Cross, St. Thomas More, Calvary, etc), and home schooled students as well.

Mayor Christiansen’s Essay Contest 2018

We are excited to help our local students learn about the history of their town and one of their more famous citizens.  The essay contest deadline is November 9.  All participants will receive a certificate. 

 Annie Jump Cannon will be in residence on December 9 at the Cannon House at 34 S State Street, Dover Delaware

Annie Jump Cannon will be in residence on December 9 at the Cannon House at 34 S State Street, Dover Delaware

Cannon House Tour & Annie Birthday Celebration

Annie’s Desk is now permanently at home in her house on State Street which is listed on the National Register of Historic Homes Pictured is first person interpreter, Linda Chatfield, who will be Annie on December 9.  The birthday celebration is the highlight of our planned festivities. 

 

 Dava Sobel, Author of The Glass Universe will be attending several book signings in the region. Please check link for dates and times

Dava Sobel, Author of The Glass Universe will be attending several book signings in the region. Please check link for dates and times

Old State House Programming, Book Signings and Related events

We are delighted to help facilitate book signings for Dava Sobel at Barnes and Nobel in Salisbury, Maryland, the Lewes Library, the Dover Public Library as well as the Old State House and Annie’s home during her birthday celebration.