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Lifelong Learning Institute: Forum: Wonders of the Universe Part 2

Monday, Apr 02, 2018 1:30pm
Monday, Apr 09, 2018 1:30pm
Monday, Apr 16, 2018 1:30pm
Monday, Apr 23, 2018 1:30pm
LocationHylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented ByLifelong Learning Institute

Employing the same sophisticated computer graphics program in use at NASA, while traveling on his spaceship Celestia 1, Frank Gregorio will guide you to many of the amazing places in our Universe, again focusing on evidence defining our Cosmos. Topics selected for these four 2-hour classes are:

• Celestial Mechanics – How the heavenly motion of the spheres works in space; Newton, Kepler and Einstein’s famous Laws of Motion and Gravity; why objects in orbit stay up there.

• Tour of our Solar System – An up-close visit to many of the 8 planets, 5 dwarf planets, over 180 moons, billions of asteroids and trillions of comets.

• The Spacecraft of Humanity – A flight on Celestia 1 next to some of the over 10,000 spacecrafts that have visited, photographed and measured every planet and several dwarf planets and moons of our solar system, watching them arrive, orbit and land on distant worlds.

• The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence – A favorite topic of speculation on Earth for hundreds of years--aliens from space; the possibility of life on extrasolar planets, interstellar space travel, and the building of starships. Attend this fascinating 2-hour seminar and decide if there are ETs.

Frank Gregorio is a retired earth sciences and biology teacher for Prince William County Schools. With degrees in earth sciences and biology, and over 40 years as a practicing scientist, CEO of an international biotechnology corporation, vice president of regulatory affairs for a major medical device company, senior investigator with the FDA, and 20 years of experience as an award-winning science teacher for PWC, Frank is well qualified to bring the universe to life for you. He also operates a very popular educational YouTube channel, on which over 70 million children have seen his exciting videos in their classrooms.

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit: lli-manassas.org

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