please be advised that we will be hosting all of our speaker presentation's via our youtube channel until further notice.

4th Saturday Presentations

On the 4th Saturday from March thru October, there is a guest speaker presentation held at the observatory that begins at 8:30PM and will last approximately one hour. We have seating for approximately 70 people. So be sure to arrive early to ensure a seat. Otherwise it will be standing room only.

May 23rd : Dr. James Rice

Speaker: Dr. James Rice - Geology Team Leader/NASA Mars Exploration Rover Project. Webinar Topic: The 2020 Columbia Hills region landing site for the Mars 2020 Rover.

June 27th : Stephen Indyk

Speaker: Stephen Indyk - NJAA member now with Honeybee Robotics. In-Person Topic: Mr. Indyk will share his work providing hardware for the NASA New Frontiers Dragonfly mission and NASA Commercial Lunar Payload Services.

July 25th : Dr. Jani Radebaugh

Speaker: Dr. Jani Radebaugh - Planetary Scientist, Brigham Young University Dr. Radebaugh was a member of the Cassini spacecraft team studying Saturn's moon Titan and is involved in the Dragonfly mission planned for Titan.

August 22nd : Dr. Michael Strauss

Speaker: Dr. Michael Strauss, Princeton University, Chair, Dept of Astrophysical Sciences will discuss his work in extragalactic astronomy and observational cosmology.

September 26th : Speaker to be announced


October 24th : Dr. Ginny McSwain

Speaker: Dr. Ginny McSwain, Lehigh University, will share her studies of massive O- and B-type stars and runaway massive binaries. She will also present information about the star Betelgeuse, which has been in the news recently.

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