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 29  8:00 PM
 
So, You Want To Be An Astrophotographer - Learn the basics of how to photograph Shenandoah National Park and the sky while visiting.
May 27
8:30 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 3
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.
Jun 10 
9:00 PM The Future of US Manned Spaceflight - Learn where NASA is headed, literally, with new manned spacecraft and rockets to launch the next generation of American astronauts.
Jun 24 
9:00 PM

Greg's Top 10 or So Favorite Space Movies - From the 50s to present day cinema, see what space flicks made Greg's list and find out if you've seen any of them.
Jul 8 
9:00 PM LADEE - NASA's Newest Mission to the Moon - Results of NASA's latest mission to the Moon, and the video Greg took just 2 miles from the launch pad. 
Jul 22  9:00 PM
 
Inside the Historic 200-Inch Mount Palomar Hale Telescope - The famous ground based telescope used by the man the Hubble Space Telescope is named for and seen by Einstein.
Aug 5 9:00 PM This Isn't Your Granddaddy's Moon - Learn the latest about the missions sent to the Moon by NASA, China, and India - plus manned efforts.
Aug 19 
9:00 PM New Horizons To Pluto - Learn about the famous dwarf planet from discovery to flyby.
Sep 2 
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.
Sep 16  8:00 PM  Mount Wilson Observatory - Where the Universe Changed Forever - Learn about the discoveries made by the astronomers using telescopes at Mount Wilson Observatory that changed our view of the Universe forever.
Oct 21 
8:00 PM The Universe and You - Learn about the fascinating Universe in which you live, are made from, and are part of.
Nov 4 
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. 
Nov 18  8:00 PM  Greg's Top 10 or So Favorite Space Movies - From the 50s to present day cinema, see what space flicks made Greg's list and find out if you've seen any of them.
DATE      
TIME        
TOPIC
May 24
8:30 PM 
 
So, You Want To Be An Astrophotographer - Learn the basics of how to photograph Shenandoah National Park and the sky while visiting.
May 31 8:30 PM  The Sky IS Falling - Space Rocks and You - Learn about meteorites and see actual meteorites from Mars, Chelyabinsk, Russia, and the Moon. 
Jun 14  9:00 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. 
Jul 12  9:00 PM
 
LADEE - NASA's Newest Mission to the Moon - Results of NASA's latest mission to the Moon, and the video Greg took just 2 miles from the launch pad. 
Aug 9 9:00 PM This Isn't Your Granddaddy's Moon - Learn the latest about the missions sent to the Moon by NASA, China, and India - plus manned efforts. 
Aug 23 9:00 PM New Horizons To Pluto - Learn about the famous dwarf planet from discovery to flyby. 
Sep 6  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. 
Oct 25  8:00 PM The Universe and You - Learn about the fascinating Universe in which you live, are made from, and are part of. 
Nov 1  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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