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mars loon
post Jan 4 2006, 01:02 AM
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UMSF Forum Members and Friends

I have been invited to give several talks at various locations in the NJ-NY-PA area for Winter/Spring 2006. Anyone in the area is cordially welcome to attend. PLease see list below. Last year I did about 20 presentations/displays on astronomy and space exploration.

So far I've had the pleasure to meet several members and hope to meet more

Periodically I will update this thread as new events unfold.

Rittenhouse Astronomical Society: Philadelphia, PA
Jan 11 (Wed) 2006 at 7:30 PM
Fels Planetarium in the Franklin Institute
"Exploring Mars and the Search for Life"
Open to the public
http://www.rittenhouseastronomicalsociety.org/

Lawrence Elementary School: Lawrenceville, NJ
Jan 27 (Fri) 2006 at 7 PM
"Science and Discovery Night"
Open to the public
http://www.ltps.org/PAGES/LES/LESHome.htm

Rockland Astronomy Club (RAC): Blauvelt, NY
Feb 11 (Sat) 2006 at 6 PM, annual dinner meeting
"Mars, Saturn, Comets and Beyond!"
http://www.rocklandastronomy.com/

New Jersey Astronomical Association (NJAA): High Bridge, NJ
Paul Robinson Observatory
Mar 25 (Sat) 2006 at 8:30 PM
"Exploring Mars and the Search for Life" and "Mars and Saturn in 3D"
3D glasses will be provided. Open to the public
http://www.njaa.org/

Washington Crossing State Park Interpretive Center, Titusville, NJ
April 2 (Sun) at 1:30 PM
"A Tour of Our New Solar System"
Open to the public
http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests...s/washcros.html

They are all free except for the dinner talk.

As the Program Chair for the Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton, you are also invited to attend our astronomy lectures. please check the website below:

thank you

ken

Email: ken@princetonastronomy.org
http://www.princetonastronomy.org/
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ustrax
post Jan 4 2006, 11:18 AM
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Dear Ambassador

It would be great to assist at least at one...But this damn ocean in between... sad.gif


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mars loon
post Jan 7 2006, 04:45 PM
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QUOTE (ustrax @ Jan 4 2006, 11:18 AM)
It would be great to assist at least at one...But this damn ocean in between... sad.gif
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I would be honored by your assistance. Alas, the ocean is vast ..... except for the Portugese explorers at Belem ...
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post Jan 7 2006, 07:59 PM
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Yeah that ocean in between costs money. I don't know why the hell they want to find water on Mars tongue.gif

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mars loon
post Jan 8 2006, 01:58 PM
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Jan 10: Meeting of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton (AAAP)

Time: 8 PM

Location: Peyton Hall (Astrophysics Dept), Ivy Lane, Princeton U campus

At the next meeting of our astronomy club, I will present a brief update on Stardust Returns and the New Horizons Launch.

More importantly, I will be hosting the featured lecture about extreme life forms relavent to the discussion about the origins of life on earth and beyond.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Peter Rona of Rutgers University

Title: "Volcanoes of the Deep Sea:The Science Behind the Imax Films"

Description:

Prof Rona is an internationally recognized pioneer in scientific exploration of the deep sea floor and led the exploration and discovery of the first black smoker hot springs. He will illustrate how the spectacular volcanic processes on the deep ocean floor relate to the origin of life on Earth and are connected to the search for life beyond Earth, in our Solar System and beyond. He will provide a first hand account of his expeditions to the seafloor hydrothermal vents which sustain the other worldly extreme life forms new to science in their world of perpetual darkness.
The IMAX film is available on DVD (executive producer Janes Cameron). A recent relevant article by Peter Rona: “Secret Survivor”, Natural History Magazine, September 2004, page 50.

STUDENTS are welcome and encouraged to attend!

All are invited to attend our free astronomy lectures open to the public. please check website for more info:

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ken

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mars loon
post Mar 4 2006, 02:04 PM
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Here is an updated list of my presentations for those interested

Rockland Astronomy Club (RAC): Blauvelt, NY
March 4 (Sat) 2006 at 6 PM, annual dinner meeting
“Mars, Saturn, Comets and Beyond!”
http://www.rocklandastronomy.com/

Delaware Valley Astronomical Association (NJAA): Plymouth Meeting, PA
March 10 (Fri) 2006 at 7:30 PM
“Exploring Mars and the Search for Life”
Open to the public
http://dvaa.org/php/page.php?body=Home

Science and Engineering Expo (for Middle Schoolers)
at Princeton University (SEE Princeton)
March 21 (Tue) 2006 from 9 AM to 2 PM
"Twin Robot Eploring Mars" and "Journey to Mars and Saturn in 3D”
http://www.princeton.edu/%7Epccm/outreach/seeprinceton.htm

New Jersey Astronomical Association (NJAA): High Bridge, NJ
Paul Robinson Observatory
March 25 (Sat) 2006 at 8:30 PM
“Exploring Mars and the Search for Life” and “Mars and Saturn in 3D”
3D glasses will be provided. Open to the public
http://www.njaa.org/

Washington Crossing State Park Interpretive Center, Titusville, NJ
April 2 (Sun) at 1:30 PM
“A Tour of Our New Solar System”
Open to the public
http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests...s/washcros.html


As the Program Chair for the Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton, you are also invited to attend our astronomy lectures. please check the website below:

The next lecture is on March 9, Thursday, at 8 PM by Dr. Marc Rayman from JPL

thank you

ken

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mars loon
post Mar 8 2006, 01:36 AM
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Here are the next 3 lectures which I have arranged as the Program Chair for the Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton (AAAP). All lectures are free and open to the public

March 9, 2006
Dr. Marc Rayman of JPL
Thursday 8 PM
Topic: “NASA’s DAWN and Deep Space 1 Missions"
Location: Friend Center Room 101 (William Street) - Princeton University Campus

April 11, 2006
Prof Robert Nemiroff: co-author of Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD), Michigan Technological University
Tuesday 8 PM
Topic: "Astronomy's Best Images"
Location: Peyton Hall (Ivy Lane) - Princeton University Campus

May 9, 2006
Prof Michael A'Hearn: University of Maryland
Tuesday 8 PM
Topic: "Deep Impact First Look Inside a Comet"
Location: Peyton Hall (Ivy Lane) - Princeton University Campus


For details please visit the AAAP web site or contact me:

Ken

Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton, Program Chair
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mars loon
post Apr 11 2006, 11:43 AM
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Lecture info for the April 11, 2006 meeting of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton (AAAP). All lectures are free and open to the public

April 11, 2006
Prof Robert Nemiroff: Editor of Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD), Michigan Technological University
Tuesday 8 PM
Topic: "Astronomy's Best Images"
Location: Peyton Hall (Ivy Lane) - Princeton University Campus

Dr Nemiroff's talk is titled “Astronomy's Best Images -- As Subjectively Selected by the Editors of
Astronomy Picture of the Day.” Some of the most spectacular images of any sort in modern times have been of space. From the red rock plateaus on Mars to the magnificent desolation of the Moon to monster-shaped nebula in deep space, astronomy images continue to excite the imagination, inspire curiosity, and challenge description.

For details please visit the AAAP web site:

http://www.princetonastronomy.org/

Ken

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mars loon
post Apr 18 2006, 08:30 PM
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my next rover presentation is

April 18, 2006
Toll Gate Grammer Elementary School
Tuesday, 7 PM
Pennington, NJ
Topic: "Twin Robots Exploring Mars and a Journey in 3D”

http://www.hvrsd.k12.nj.us/tollgate/home/tg/


telescope viewing afterwards, weather permitting

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mars loon
post May 4 2006, 02:13 PM
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I will be participating at NEAF with displays and presentations

NEAF: Northeast Astronomy Forum and Telescope Show

May 6 and 7, 2006
Rockland Community College, Rockland County
Saturday and Sunday 9 AM to 6 PM
Suffern, NY

less then 1 hour north of NYC

Look here for full details with the complete schedule of activities, speakers, directions, vendors, etc

http://www.rocklandastronomy.com/neaf.htm
http://www.rocklandastronomy.com/neaf/NEAF_Schedule.html


my talks:

Sat at 1:00 PM "Twin Robots Exploring Mars"

Sun at 2:30 PM "Mars, Saturn and Comets in 3D”


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mars loon
post Aug 1 2006, 04:05 AM
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A short summary and pics of my participation at "Mars Day 2006" at NASM DC on 21 July 2006 in this thread.

http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/index.php?showtopic=2961

Upcoming public talks at Museums and Astronomy Clubs in Philidalphia and NJ will be listed here soon.
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post Sep 11 2006, 03:30 AM
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A list of my upcoming presentations:

Tue, Sep 19 from 5 PM to 8 PM:

“Blast-off for Outer Space” at The Franklin Institute Science Museum: Philadelphia, Pa. This Community Science Night is free and open to the public. As the featured guest speaker I will present 3 talks altogether: 2 talks in the IMAX Theater: “Roving Mars: The Magnificent Journey Continues” at 5 PM and 6:40 PM to introduce 2 free screenings of the IMAX film with audience Q&A and one talk in the Fels Planetarium: "Touring our New Solar System with a Journey in 3-D” at 5:45. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis.

Details at the Museum Website:
http://www2.fi.edu/
http://www2.fi.edu/visitor-guide/events/community-events.php

Sat, Sept 30 at 1 to 3 PM:

Washington Crossing State Park, Nature Center: Titusville, NJ.
“A Tour of Our New Solar System with a Journey in 3-D”: experience the beautiful and amazing new discoveries in our Solar System. Solar Telescope viewing (weather permitting). Free and open to the public.

Nature Center Website:
http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests...ng_calendar.htm

Ken
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mars loon
post Sep 29 2006, 10:08 PM
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Upcoming presentations for October


Sun, Oct 1 at 11 AM

World Space Week, Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, Pa
“A Tour of Our New Solar System with a Journey in 3-D”: experience the beautiful and amazing new discoveries in our Solar System.
Details at the Museum Website:
http://www2.fi.edu/


Thur, Oct 5 at 8 PM

STAR Astronomy Club, Middletown, NJ
"Exploring Mars, The Search for Life and Journey in 3-D”: comprehensive review of the ongoing Mars Rover mission and more. Free and open to the public.
Website:
http://www.starastronomy.org/

Sat, Oct 7 at 11 AM

Lower Hudson Valley Challenger Center, Suffern, NY
Childrens Space and Astronomy Fair
co-sponsored with the Rockland Astronomy Club
“Twin Robots Exploring Mars and a Journey in 3-D”: enjoy the new discoveries from Spirit and Opportunity. Free and open to the public.
Website:
http://www.rocklandastronomy.com/
http://www.lhvcc.com/


Wed, Oct 11 at 230 PM

NJ Science Teachers Convention, Somerset, NJ
“Twin Robots Exploring Mars and a Journey in 3-D”: enjoy the new discoveries from Spirit and Opportunity
Website:
http://www.njsc-online.com/

Fri, Oct 20 at 8 PM

Amateur Astronomers Inc Astronomy club, Cranford, NJ,
Union County College
"Exploring Mars, The Search for Life and Journey in 3-D”: comprehensive review of the ongoing Mars Rover mission and more. Free and open to the public.
Website:
http://www.asterism.org/
http://www.asterism.org/meetings/momeet01.htm


Ken
email:ken@princetonastronomy.org


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post Sep 29 2006, 10:47 PM
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Loon,

When are you going to give a talk in Manhattan?

TTT
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mars loon
post Sep 29 2006, 11:04 PM
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QUOTE (Tom Tamlyn @ Sep 29 2006, 10:47 PM) *
Loon,

When are you going to give a talk in Manhattan?

TTT


Tom,

send me an email invitation. to see what we can work out. would enjoy presenting in Manhattan. last week in Philadelphia, I spoke to about 800 in the IMAX theather when I gave intros and did Q&A for free showings of Roving Mars.

I just got another invite for Rockland County on Oct 7 which I 'll be adding above soon.

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