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March 30, 2023
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


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Virtual: What Science Reveals About The Human Experience Of Visiting Other Worlds

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Author Jana Grcevich will give a presentation based on her book, "Vacation Guide to the Solar System: Science for the Savvy Space Traveler", in this ZOOM webinar.

About The Book: Packed with real science and fueled by imagination, enjoy this beautifully illustrated travel guide to traveling in our solar system. Imagine taking a hike along the windswept red plains of Mars to dig for signs of life, or touring one of Jupiter's sixty-four moons where you can photograph its swirling storms. For a shorter trip on a tight budget, the Moon is quite majestic and very quiet if you can make it during the off-season. The Vacation Guide to the Solar System is the must-have planning guide for the curious space adventurer, covering all of the essentials for your next voyage, how to get there, and what to do when you arrive. This tongue-in-cheek reference guide is an imaginative exploration into the "What if" of space travel, sharing fascinating facts about space, the planets in our solar system, and even some moons.

About The Author: Jana Grcevich, PhD, has served as the outreach coordinator for Columbia University's Astronomy Department. She has been an adjunct professor at the City College of New York, Cooper Union School of Art, and the American Museum of Natural History. Grcevich was the Kathryn W. Davis Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History, where she taught future high-school science teachers with the Master of Arts in Teaching program, and where she hosted shows for the Astronomy Live series at the Hayden Planetarium. She received her undergraduate degrees in astronomy, physics, and mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her doctorate in astronomy at Columbia University. Her research interests include dwarf galaxies and interstellar gas, and she discovered two previously unknown local galaxies. Learn more about Grcevich HERE.

NOTE: This program will be recorded. All registrants will receive the recording via email within 24 hours of the program.

Please register for this event and you'll receive the link in the confirmation and reminder emails - make sure to check your spam folder for them. The email will be coming from Zoom. 

This virtual event is hosted by the Tewksbury Public Library and a collaboration between the several Massachusetts libraries.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.

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