Let's Talk About Space in Shenandoah

Galaxy Rising - © Greg Redfern

Join NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador Greg Redfern for engaging presentations about outer space!

"Under the Stars at Shenandoah National Park" - If the sky is clear after the presentation, guests will move outdoors to see the night sky in all its glory while listening to sky lore and fascinating sky facts!

Presentations are held select dates at Skyland and Big Meadows Lodge. Free to all park visitors. Program start time varies based on sunset. A jacket is recommended and a flashlight is helpful.

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DATE      
TIME        
TOPIC
Apr 24
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 and the sky while visiting.
May 8
8:00 PM  The Sky IS Falling - Space Rocks and You - Learn about meteorites and see actual meteorites from Mars, Chelyabinsk, Russia, and the Moon. 
May 29
8:00 PM The 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. 
Jun 12
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.
Jun 26
9:00 PM
 
Mount Wilson Observatory - Where the Universe Changed Forever - Learn about the observatory where discoveries changed our view of the Universe forever.
Jul 3
9:00 PM
 
New Horizons to Pluto And Beyond - 2015 was the year we got to see Pluto, the dethroned 9th planet of our solar system, up close and personal. Learn about the famous dwarf planet.
Jul 24
9:00 PM
 
This Isn't Your Grandaddy's Moon - Guests will learn the latest about the missions sent to the Moon by NASA, China, and India, plus manned efforts. Guests will also learn about the Moon's origin and evolution.
Aug 14
9:00 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. 
Aug 28
9:00 PM JWST-NASA's Successor to Hubble Space Telescope - The 2021 space telescope successor to the HST seen up close and personal with latest pics and info direct from NASA.
Sept 11
9:00 PM The Universe and You - Guests will learn about the fascinating Universe in which they live, are made from and are part of.
Sept 18
9:00 PM My Top Ten Or So Space Movies - Enjoy classic trailers and commentary on what Greg considers to be the "Top 10 Or So Space Movies" of all time.
Oct 2
8:00 PM The Bermuda Triangle: Fact or Fiction? - Our cruise takes us through the storied body of water. Guests will learn all about this legend.
Oct 30
8:00 PM Our Star, The Sun - Learn about our star from an up close and personal perspective that includes pictures of the Sun and solar eclipses.
Nov 6
8:00 PM Inside the Historic 200-Inch Mount Palomar Hale Telescope - The famous ground-based telescope seen as the public never can.
DATE      
TIME        
TOPIC
Apr 28
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 and the sky while visiting.
May 12
8:00 PM  The Sky IS Falling - Space Rocks and You - Learn about meteorites and see actual meteorites from Mars, Chelyabinsk, Russia, and the Moon. 
May 26
8:00 PM The 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. 
Jun 2
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.
Jun 23
9:00 PM
 
Mount Wilson Observatory - Where the Universe Changed Forever - Learn about the observatory where discoveries changed our view of the Universe forever.
Jul 7
9:00 PM
 
New Horizons to Pluto And Beyond - 2015 was the year we got to see Pluto, the dethroned 9th planet of our solar system, up close and personal. Learn about the famous dwarf planet.
Jul 21
9:00 PM
 
This Isn't Your Grandaddy's Moon - Guests will learn the latest about the missions sent to the Moon by NASA, China, and India, plus manned efforts. Guests will also learn about the Moon's origin and evolution.
Aug 11
9:00 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. 
Aug 25
9:00 PM JWST-NASA's Successor to Hubble Space Telescope - The 2021 space telescope successor to the HST seen up close and personal with latest pics and info direct from NASA.
Sept 8
9:00 PM The Universe and You - Guests will learn about the fascinating Universe in which they live, are made from and are part of.
Sept 15
9:00 PM My Top Ten Or So Space Movies - Enjoy classic trailers and commentary on what Greg considers to be the "Top 10 Or So Space Movies" of all time.
Oct 6
8:00 PM The Bermuda Triangle: Fact or Fiction? - Our cruise takes us through the storied body of water. Guests will learn all about this legend.
Oct 20
8:00 PM Our Star, The Sun - Learn about our star from an up close and personal perspective that includes pictures of the Sun and solar eclipses.
Nov 3
8:00 PM Inside the Historic 200-Inch Mount Palomar Hale Telescope - The famous ground-based telescope seen as the public never can.
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