The Watauga Library is having a Look Up to the Stars program with Kevin Manning on Tuesday, July 18 at 7 p.m. Western Watauga is hosting the program on Thursday, July 20 at 7 p.m.
Funded by a community grant from Blue Ridge Energy, this is an informational program on the up coming solar eclipse on Aug. 21, geared for ages 8 and up. Free solar glasses will be handed out.
A gifted astronomer, Manning has worked as a consultant with NASA, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory launch on the space shuttle with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and other ground-based observatories.
He won national and international awards in his field, was both a Wright Fellow and an Einstein Fellow, and did some work with Brookhaven National Laboratory. Besides the numerous workshops he’s presented over the years at libraries, observatories, and science centers, some noteworthy ones include those made at Tufts University, State University of New York at Stony Brook, the National Science Teachers Association’s National Convention, American Association for the Advancement of Science Breakfast with Scientists, and the National Parks Service.
For more information on the Look up to the Stars program, click to http://www.lookuptothestars.com.