Sharp Top Mountain at Night From Peaks of Otter Lodge
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Let's Talk About Space at Peaks

Join Greg Redfern, an adjunct professor/instructor of astronomy since 1984 and a NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador since 2003, for engaging presentations about outer space!

Astronomy programs are back at Peaks of Otter for the 2022 season! Here is what we have in store for this year.

If it is clear after the presentation, guests will see the night sky in all its glory while listening to sky lore and fascinating sky facts.

May 18, 2022 - 8:00 PM

  • "So, You Want To Be An Astrophotographer?" This engaging presentation will teach the audience basics on how to photograph Shenandoah National Park (SNP) and the sky while visiting.

June 8, 2022 - 9:00 PM

  • "The Sky IS Falling - Space Rocks and You." Guests will learn about meteorites AND Greg will have real meteorites for them to see including from Mars, Chelyabinsk, Russia and the Moon.

July 13, 2022 - 9:00 PM

  • "The Chesapeake Bay Impact Crater - The Inside Story of Virginia's Largest Impact Crater." The world's 7th largest known impact crater is under the Chesapeake Bay at Cape Charles, VA; hear the inside story. Extremely rare geological samples from within CBIC will be available for viewing by our guests.

August 3, 2022 - 9:00 PM

  • "The Future of US Human Spaceflight." Learn where NASA is headed, literally, with new manned spacecraft and rockets to launch the next generation of American astronauts.

September 7, 2022 - 8:00 PM

  • "Mount Wilson Observatory - Where the Universe Changed Forever." The observatory where discoveries changed our view of the Universe forever.

October 12, 2022 - 8:00 PM

  • "The Lives of the Stars." How do the stars, including our Sun, shine? How are they born, live, and ultimately die? Our guests will never look at the stars the same after they learn their secrets.

November 2, 2022 - 8:00 PM

  • "JWST - NASA's Successor to Hubble Space Telescope (HST)." The 2021 space telescope successor to HST seen up close and personal with latest pics and info direct from NASA.

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