Presentations and programsVarious topics can be discussed upon request including: The Sun and Stars, Specific missions such as Mars and Saturn Exploration, Magnificent Moons.Currently the following are available:The Solar System: Our Size and PlaceThis presentation takes a brief tour of our Solar System comparing Earth to the other planets and Solar System objects. Hands-on activities for both youth and adults are included that help participants to better understand the size and scale of the Solar System.Mars: from Ancient Greece to Latest DiscoveriesPeople have been interested in Mars since, well, forever. This lecture presentation will discuss how ancient people viewed Mars through pre-visit speculation and to todays detailed views and discoveries.
Programs are generally for adults and children. Some are more appropriate for one than the other. In general I prefer parents to attend with their children and continue discussions at home. At home projects may be suggested. There may be a charge for non-SSA programs.
Non SSA affiliated programs:Buying And Using A Telescope: Learn basics of telescopes and what to look for when buying.Backyard Astronomy: Learn about how the sky works, how to find your way around and identify what you are looking at. What to look for in buying a telescope and how to use it will also be discussed. You’ll learn the basics of this enjoyable hobby. And have a better understanding of the sky around you.Two sessions of 2 hours each. The Shadow of Time: How sundials work and how to build them.From the Museum of Light and SoundSound Science: A fun program on soundLight!: About light and how it is used to learn about stars, planets, and Earth