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Going the Distance: Interstellar Travel

Presented by: Dr. Wes Ryle


Hollywood is addressing the topic of interstellar travel with the release of “Interstellar”, featuring Matthew McConaughey. We’ll discuss some of the ideas put forth by both science and science fiction toward traveling the stars.  The technology required to traverse the stars may be a long way off, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t started exploring the possibilities already!
Join us afterward for an up-close look at the Moon, stars and more with telescopes at The Bank of Kentucky Observatory (weather permitting).

This talk is intended for a general audience.  All ages are welcome.  The event is free and open to the public.  Thomas More College faculty and students will assist visitors in using the telescopes at the observatory.

When and Where

Saturday, December 6
7:00 PM - Introduction and Talk - Steigerwald Hall in the TMC Student Center
8:00 PM - Telescope Viewing - The Bank of Kentucky Observatory (weather permitting)

Both located on the campus of Thomas More College:
333 Thomas More Parkway
Crestview Hills, KY 41017


FREE and open to the public. No reservations required. All ages welcome.

Saturday, January 31st
Talk- 7PM, Observing - 8PM

Saturday, February 21st
Talk - 7PM, Observing - 8PM

Saturday, March 28th
Talk - 8PM, Observing - 9PM

Saturday, April 25th
Talk - 8PM, Observing - 9PM