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Science Cafe: Astronomy 101

  • Thursday, January 19, 2023
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm

What’s happening in the night sky in 2023 and why it matters

The Flower Moon lunar eclipse over NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans is shown from the initial partial eclipse to totality in a composite of seven images shot on Sunday, May 15, 2022.Image credit: NASA/Michael DeMocker

Join host Chris Smith with NASA Solar System Ambassadors (SSA) and the Raleigh Astronomy Club at the Science Cafe! Will the planets align this year? What’s the best full Moon? First, we’ll hear from Tony Rice, who will share his top picks for not-to-be-missed astronomical events for 2023. Following, Mike Keefe and Doug Lively will talk about the ways space exploration has improved life on Earth and their favorite NASA technology spin-offs.

Before the program, food and nonalcoholic drinks will be available from the Daily Planet Cafe, and members of the Raleigh Astronomy Club will have a table to chat about Raleigh Astronomy Club, getting started in astronomy, and more.

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Our Speakers

Tony Rice, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Michael Keefe, Raleigh Astronomy Club Co-Chair & NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador
Doug Lively, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Anastasia Vail, Raleigh Astronomy Club Co-Chair & NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador

Details

Date:
January 19
Times:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Venue

Daily Planet Cafe

Downtown Raleigh
11 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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Phone:
919.707.9800

Organizer

Chris Smith
919.707.9296