A little eating and plenty of education
Join us in the Cafe from 12:15 PM to 1 PM for a unique lunch experience.The lecture begins at 12:15. No outside food is allowed but you are welcome to buy lunch in the Café and bring it into the lecture, or just come hear the lecture.All Lunch and Learns are free for members and included in regular admission for non-members. From fossils to stars, Lunch and Learn features a wide variety of topics.
Solar and Lunar Eclipses
Astronomer David Dundee will discuss why and how eclipses happen and how to observe them. In addition, this talk will give details about the upcoming TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE on April 15, and the Lunar and Solar eclipses this October, all of which will be visible at Tellus.
The “First” Automobile
The 1886 Benz Patent-Motorwagen (or motorcar) is a featured exhibit in the Science in Motion Gallery. Karl Benz’ wife, Bertha, financed the development process of the car, and possibly her investment prompted her to publicize the car with a 121 mile round trip from Mannheim to Pforzheim, Germany accompanied by her two teenage sons. Brock Cooney’s talk will focus on “the rest of the story” and lead us to consider that inventing the automobile may have been the easy part.
Astophotography, Without a Telescope!
Amateur astronomer Stephe Rahn has been photographing the Moon, the Milky Way, Galaxies, Nebulae, Meteors, Comets, and Star Clusters, all without a telescope! Stephen will discuss how he does it: choosing a location, learning what’s in the sky, basic settings to get started, and equipment needed. An educator for the past 24 years, Stephen teaches at Kennesaw State University. He has been interested in astronomy and photography his entire life, and he will share how he has, in the past few years, been able to combine the two areas of interest.