Humans in Space: Past, Present & Future
Presented by: Dr. Wes Ryle
The first human was launched into space in 1961. Since that time, we’ve sent astronauts to the Moon and built space stations in Earth orbit. The largest such facility to date, the International Space Station, has been continually occupied by humans for almost 13 years. Join us as we discuss the people and technology that have enabled humans to live in space, as well as some of the cutting edge ideas for reaching further into the cosmos.
Join us afterward for an up-close look at the moon, stars, and more with telescopes at The Bank of Kentucky Observatory (weather permitting).
This talk is intended for a general audience. All ages are welcome. The event is free and open to the public. Thomas More College faculty and students will assist visitors in using the telescopes at the observatory.
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When and Where:
Please note that this event begins at 7PM due to the end of Daylight Saving Time!
Saturday, November 9th
7:00 PM – Introduction and Talk – Steigerwald Hall in the TMC Saints Center (formerly the student center)
8:00 PM – Telescope Viewing – The Bank of Kentucky Observatory (weather permitting)
Both located on the campus of Thomas More College:
333 Thomas More Parkway
Crestview Hills, KY 41017
For more information or directions, go to: www.thomasmore.edu/observatory
FREE and open to the public. No reservations required. All ages welcome.
Future Open House Dates:
Saturday, December 7th - 7PM
Dr. Tom Pannuti, Morehead State University