Join Astronomer, Kevin Manning for A Grand Tour of the Solar System & Beyond! A virtual journey visiting the Sun, planets, their moons, and debris left over from the earliest times of the solar system’s formation. A detailed look at Pluto as the New Horizons spacecraft takes very high resolution images of this elusive and controversial world after waiting 9 ½ years to reach it since launch in January, 2006. Kevin Manning is a gifted astronomer, having worked as a consultant with NASA, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory launched on the space shuttle with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and other ground-based observatories. Kevin won national and international awards in his field, was both a Wright Fellow and an Einstein Fellow, and did some work with Brookhaven National Laboratory. Besides the numerous workshops he’s presented over the years at libraries, observatories, and science centers, some noteworthy ones include those made at Tufts University, State University of New York at Stony Brook, the National Science Teachers Association’s National Convention, American Association for the Advancement of Science Breakfast with Scientists, and the National Parks Service. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
At: Elsie Quirk Library
ENGLEWOOD Florida, 34223