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! 

  • "The Peaks Under the Stars" - If the sky is clear after the presentation, guests will move outdoors to the lawn area at the edge of Abbott Lake to see the night sky in all its glory while listening to sky lore and fascinating sky facts! A jacket is recommended and a flashlight is helpful.
Price per person: Free
Hours: Program start time varies based on sunset.
Duration: 1.5 Hours

5/16/20, 8:00 PM
So, You Want To Be An Astrophotographer?

Learn the basics on how to photograph Peaks of Otter and the sky.

6/6/20, 9:00 PM
The Sky IS Falling - Space Rocks and You

Learn about meteorites and see actual meteorites from Mars, Chelyabinsk, Russia, and the Moon.

7/18/20, 9:00 PM
Chesapeake Bay Impact Crater

The world's 7th largest known impact crater is under the Chesapeake Bay at Cape Charles, VA. Hear the inside story, and view extremely rare geological samples from within CBIC.

8/1/20, 9:00 PM
The Future of US Crewed Spaceflight

Learn where NASA is headed, literally, with new manned spacecraft and rockets to launch the next generation of American astronauts

9/12/20, 8:00 PM
The Lives of the Stars

How do the stars, including our Sun, shine? How are they born, how do they live, and - ultimately - die? You'll never look at the stars the same after you learn their secrets.

10/3/20, 8:00 PM
Mount Wilson Observatory - Where the Universe Changed Forever

Learn about the observatory where discoveries changed our view of the Universe forever.

11/9/20, 8:00 PM
JWST-NASA's Successor to Hubble Space Telescope (HST)

The 2018 space telescope successor to HST seen up close and personal with the latest pics and information direct from NASA.

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