Various topics can be discussed upon request including: The Sun and
Stars, Specific missions such as Mars and Saturn Exploration,
Currently the following are available:
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. One hour and a half session.
: 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.
he Shadow of Time:
How sundials work and how to build them. One two hour session.
From the Museum of Light and Sound
: A fun program on sound
: About light and how it is used to learn about stars, planets, and Earth
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.What’s the Threat: NEO’s and PHO’sNEOs, Near Earth Objects, and PHOs, Potentially Hazardous Objects are space objects being tracked. Are they really a threat? Can we do anything about it? Learn about these objects and our current situation. -At Penfield Recreation, Nov. 17. (see page 38 of brochure)