Solar System Moon Tour
Presented by: Dr. Wes Ryle
Planets tend to get all the attention in conversations about the Solar System, but moons can be interesting places too! This talk will focus on some of the more interesting moons in our Solar System. We’ll discuss the formation of our own Moon, the Galilean moons of Jupiter, the hazy atmosphere of Titan, and the doomed fate of Triton, just to name a few. Every moon has a story and you’ll be sure to find a favorite!
As an added treat, Thomas More College admissions counselors will be on hand before and after the lecture to speak with students interested in going to college. If you know of any high school students beginning to make plans for their future, be sure to invite them to this open house!
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:
Saturday, October 19th
8:00 PM – Introduction and Talk – Steigerwald Hall in the TMC Saints Center (formerly the student center)
9:00 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, November 9th – 7PM
Humans in Space: Past, Present, & Future
Saturday, December 7th – 7PM
Dr. Tom Pannuti, Morehead State University
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