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Event Recap: Making a Solstice Star with MoMath

On Tuesday, December 22nd - the shortest day of the year -  over 350 math enthusiasts of all ages joined the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) and the Flatiron Partnership to create a colossal seven-pointed star using glow sticks.
 
Not only was the star to celebrate the Winter Solstice, but it also drew inspiration from Flatiron's 2015 Holiday Installation - Nova.  The angles of the seven-pointed star (26 degrees) corresponded to the highest angle created by the sun as it rose over New York City that day. 
 
Watch the video of the formation of the Solstice Star.


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