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What’s Happening on our Planet Today?

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Man looking through large telescope. U.S. Naval Observatory, Washington, D.C., c1904

Would you like to learn more about what is happening on our planet, as well as about planetary exploration and the mysteries of our universe? In partnership with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, we have scheduled a fantastic line-up of public programs for 2011 that will delve into topics such as black holes, the Sun, using remote sensing to predict disease outbreaks, Desert RATS program, and mapping the moon (with WALL-E!). We frequently have fun handouts and posters from NASA, as well as books and other materials on display from the Library’s collections that reflect the speakers’ topics.

Our 2011 series is as follows:

 This is our fifth year partnering with Goddard to share NASA research and technology with the public. If you cannot make it to Capitol Hill to attend our events, you can watch the past NASA events via web cast.

But wait! There’s more!

We also offer lectures on other popular scientific topics such as food history and nutrition. On occasion we sponsor book signings. On April 8 we will be hosting a lecture and book signing for David W. Jourdan’s new book The Deep Sea Quest for Amelia Earhart (Cape Porpoise, ME, Ocellus, c2010).

 For more details about our lunchtime lectures see our “What’s for Lunch?” post.

Comments (2)

  1. I’m disabled and this is just wonderful, I love science thank you so very much,keep up the good work

  2. first thing i wanna say
    `lovely + interesting website`

    i really if i could would like
    to come-over & visit what
    nasa have to share

    your sincerely

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