400 Years of the Telescope - Great Advances in Observational Astronomy

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Parkway Central Library

1901 Vine St · Philadelphia, PA

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Skyline Room - 4th Floor of the Library

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Greetings All -

We hope everyone who could join us for Dr. Marc Gagne's discussion had a great time learning about the most recent findings from the T.E.S.S mission

We're really looking forward to hosting our next speaker, Dr. David Hockenberry who will be giving a hybrid presentation on:

Title: “400 Years of the Telescope - Great Advances in Observational Astronomy with Expert Commentary"

Synopsis: This hybrid TPS event combines an award -winning film narrated by Neil DeGrasse Tyson providing a 400 year historical journey describing major advances in observational astronomy made possible by advances in telescope designs and optics. The subject matter and importance of the film will be discussed through expert commentary provided by Dr. David Hockenberry, President of the Chester County Astronomical Society and long-time member of The Planetary Society.

Speaker: Dave Hockenberry MD is an Emergency Room physician by profession and a longtime amateur astronomer, who has been peering at the sky through a telescope since 1969. He is also an avid astrophotographer who built his own back yard observatory. He has spent more money on telescopes and astrophotography gear than should be allowed by the laws of nature, and also collects antique astronomy texts and references to support his interest in the history of astronomy.

After Dr. Hockenberry's presentation, a number of us are planning to gather at the Whole Foods on Pennsylvania Avenue to keep the conversation going. We hope you can join us!