Another “Do Not Miss” Presentation . . .

Do not miss Bernie Taylor as he mixes modern astronomy and it’s relations to 34,000 year old ancients of the Mediterranean region.

Nightsky45 Astronomy Club May meeting poster: Becoming Human by Bernie Taylor

Naturalist and author Bernie Taylor presents an origin of modern astronomy in European Paleolithic caves from 34,000 years ago that connects with global myths of hunter-gatherers and the ancients in the Mediterranean region.

As an independent naturalist and author, Bernie Taylor explores the mythological connections and biological knowledge among prehistoric, indigenous and ancient peoples. His works in these areas include Biological time (2004) and Before Orion: Finding the Face of the Hero (2017).

11/7 Stephanie Barth Presents: Spacefest IX: My Summer Vacation

Spacefest is THE celebration of space for enthusiasts of every type! Our very own Stephanie Barth spent her summer vacation at Spacefest, and will take us there as she describes the first-hand stories from Apollo astronauts and flight controllers:

–The wives and daughters of Gene Cernan and Alan Bean
–The upcoming movie, “Searching for Skylab”
–The Dawn mission to Vesta and Ceres
–What are “Space Hipsters”?
–What is it like to have lunch and dinner with astronauts?
–Hearing first-hand accounts of space exploration by Apollo astronauts and flight controllers.
–What do astronauts and the family of Neil Armstrong think of
the new movie, “First Man”?
–and much more!

Stephanie Barth became interested in astronomy and the space program in the 1970s. She has built a telescope with her family and has taught numerous astronomy classes to children around the Salem area. She’s a member of Space Hipsters since 2016 and of NightSky 45 since 2001.

Night Sky 45 Astronomy Club 11/7/2018 Meeting Poster: Spacefest IX: My Summer Vacation.
Night Sky 45 Astronomy Club 11/7/2018 Meeting Poster: Spacefest IX: My Summer Vacation.

10/3 Presentation: Growing Up With The Astronauts

Join us October 3rd as James Loftus presents:
Growing Up With The Astronauts

Speaker: James Loftus, director of the JPLMuseum* in Stayton, OR

James  will bring a few NASA artifacts from his father’s collection: a plug extracted from the Apollo 11 command module heat shield and a hyper-velocity impact demonstration piece. He will discuss our museum’s mission and share stories of the people who made manned missions to the moon successful. is located in the Historic Gardner House Cafe’ at 633 North Third Ave. Stayton, Oregon.

Hours of operation are Tuesday thru Saturday from 8:00 AM to 3:00PM. Phone 503 602 9128.

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