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evening star

or

morning star,

planet that becomes visible in the western sky shortly after sunset or in the eastern sky shortly before sunrise. It can usually be seen in twilight, when it is too light for the true stars to be seen. Venus and Mercury are often seen as evening or morning stars. Other planets, especially Mars and Jupiter, may appear as evening or morning stars at certain points in their orbits.

evening star

An informal name for Venus when it lies east of the Sun and is a brilliant object in the western sky after sunset. Such periods of visibility follow superior conjunction and precede inferior conjunction. The term is sometimes applied loosely to evening visibility of Mercury or other planets.

evening star

[¦ev·niŋ ′stär]
(astronomy)
A misnomer for a planet that can be seen without a telescope when it sets after the sun.

evening star

a planet, usually Venus, seen just after sunset during the time that the planet is east of the sun
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Although Venus is admittedly the most conspicuous crepuscular star, it is often overlooked that the astronomical reality is more complicated than a simple equation of Venus with the morning and evening stars.
Natural philosophers have recognized the multivalent identification of morning and evening stars since antiquity.
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If it can be allowed that classical mythographers acknowledged the possibility of different planets serving as morning and evening stars, respectively, they can in some cases be exonerated from misplaced accusations of stupidity.
The most appropriate explanation of Iamblichos' identification of Azizos and Monimos with Ares and Hermes, respectively, therefore seems to be that just as Azizos and Monimos themselves are the two aspects of the Venus star, representing the Morning and the Evening star and at the same time Venus' militant and protecting qualities, so Ares and Hermes stand for the same two main aspects of Venus.
This month, the Evening Stars festival, presented by Lower Manhattan Community Council and The Joyce Theater, features an evening called "Crooners and Swooners" with Kansas City Ballet dancing Sinatra Songs (above), Doug Elkins' Dance Company dancing to Burt Bachrach, Lar Lubovitch to Gershwin, and Ballet Hispanica to Tito Puente.
She points to the LMCC as an organization that has forged partnerships between artists, foundations, corporations, and local businesses in order to produce, among other things, Evening Stars, the biggest free outdoor dance series in the city.
Last summer, LMCC turned over the job of curating Evening Stars to The Joyce, which, before the decade is out, will inhabit a new theater space nearby in the new World Trade Center site.