The Solar System and Cosmology

Posted on Tuesday 14 July 2009

Our guest speaker and guide for August is Joe Jordan, he has dedicated his life to astronomical research, science education, and new ways of generating power. His formal education started at Oberlin University with a major in physics, and continued at UC Santa Cruz with his Masters Degree in Oceanography/Computer Science.

Joe has worked for NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View for ocer 20 years. During his tenure at NASA he has served on various projects including: Hubble Space Telescope. SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy), Computerized analysis of ozone depletion and global climate change. His recent research includes searching for new types of infrared astronomical objects, extra solar planets, supernova, and airborne earth/ocean/atmospheric imaging analysis.

Joe will speak to us on Monday, August 3 and lead us in star gazing on Saturday, August 8. On Saturday, we will commence the evening with a walk lead by Midpeninsula Regional Open Space Preserve (MROSP) docents, and a nature awareness experience. We will eat dinner while watching the sun set over the Pacific and then begin learning about the night sky.

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