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LYCEUM: NAVIGATING THE AUTUMN SKIES & OTHER ASTRONOMICAL MUSINGS
September 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Grange Fall Lyceum lecture series: NAVIGATION
How do we find our way in the world? This series will explore some aspects of human and animal navigation, from recognizing landmarks in the night sky to cartography, vertical route-finding, and the long-distance migrations of birds and fish.
Navigating the Adirondack Autumn Skies and Other Astronomical Musings
In this two-part talk, Lisabeth Kissner will first give some historical perspective on astronomy and space science, and then demonstrate how to visualize the space around us, observe the sky, and distinguish common celestial phenomena. A special digital program will help us “see” the night sky in the Adirondacks.
Lisabeth Kissner is the director of the Northcountry Planetarium as well as a lecturer of astronomy and the faculty advisor for the Galilean Society Astronomy Club at SUNY Plattsburgh. Lisabeth has been appointed a Solar System Ambassador, by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The ambassadors program is designed to act as an interface between the space exploration community and school students as well as the general public at large. As an ambassador, Lisabeth coordinates and conducts events or programs which feature either information on NASA’s space exploration missions, celestial phenomena or dark sky awareness.
Suggested donation: $5 per lecture / students free.