Astronomy and Space Exploration Presentations

Upcoming Dates:    

November 7   Exploring the Night Sky     Franklin Township Library   7pm 


November 12     Encounter with Pluto          Trailside Nature & Science Center   Mountainside, NJ   2pm


All programs are geared for adults, but suitable for children grade 4 and above.


An Astronomy Adventure!

Learn about the latest discoveries in our solar system and beyond! See breathtaking pictures of Mars, Pluto and the moons of Jupiter and Saturn. Get a real “feel” for our place in the universe. Discover what we have learned about planets around other stars and the search for another Earth.

Also, a description of the next missions to explore space! 


Exploring the Night Sky

Learn techniques on how to identify constellations and locate planets and more in the night sky.  Discover what internet resources are available to help the beginning astronomer.

Included will be a demonstration of using a star map to help you explore the sky as well as how easy it is to view the International Space Station and satellites, without the need for a telescope!  A generous amount of time will be set aside for questions.


Living on the International Space Station

Share in the adventure of how astronauts live and work in space! Discover how the absence of gravity affects the human body and what we can do about it.

See breathtaking pictures of the Earth from this orbiting laboratory.


Encounter with Pluto

Learn how each of our Solar System's planets were discovered and about the space missions that have explored them.
Then learn all about Pluto – a place we have never visited or explored….. until now!

Come and hear a fascinating presentation about New Horizons - NASA’s mission to the far reaches of our solar system that flew past Pluto.

See amazing pictures of this unseen dwarf planet and its moons!


Exploring our Solar System

See breathtaking pictures of the planets, asteroids and comets in our Solar System. Learn about the current and future space missions that NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory have sent to explore these celestial wonders.

In addition, a look at how we are searching for planets around other stars!

Included will be a demonstration of Internet resources that can provide more information.


Cosmic Collisions!

Asteroids, Comets and Meteors... Oh My! 

Learn about how cosmic collisions have shaped our solar system and what the future may hold. 


"A Celebration of Star Trek - The Original Series”   < New for 2016!

This year is the 50th anniversary of the first Star Trek TV series.

Join us for a look back to 1966 and share some interesting facts about the show and the cast - including the impact it had on scientists and explorers of today.

Of course, there will be trivia questions included for die-hard fans!  A fun and fascinating presentation.   Time:  1hr

After the presentation, there will be an open discussion for everyone to share their Star Trek memories, experiences and memorabilia.  Time: 30mins.

(Note: This topic will be of interest mainly to adults who remember the TV show. Youth would probably be bored to tears!)




All programs are 1 hour plus time for Q&A.


I have been delivering Space and Astronomy presentations to NJ libraries and social groups with good success for several years.


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