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The Sun is the star attraction and you can learn all about our nearest stellar neighbor. Sunday Sun-day Sundae includes short talks about the Sun, tours of our historic buildings, and safe viewing of sunspots and solar flares from our 1845 telescope (weather permitting). As a special treat we will also have free sundaes for those in attendance. No reservations needed, and Admission is free Thanks to a generous donor! For more information please call[masked] Or visit: www.cincinnatiobservatory.org
It is not necessary to have read the book first. Parking: The Garfield Garage on Ninth Street between Vine and Race has a nominal charge on Sunday. We will be discussing "The Vital Question: Energy, Evolution and the Origins of Complex Life,” by Nick Lane.
Josh Miller is a conservation paleobiologist, which means he uses paleontological methods and data to establish historical references for understanding modern populations and animal communities. He is on the faculty at the University of Cincinnati, where he is the Fenneman Assistant Research Professor of Anthropocene and Quaternary Science. Please note: we are not the hosts of this event. We are sharing it to our members so that they can attend, if interested. Please RSVP on the Facebook event of the organizers. https://www.facebook.com/events/637236070111131/
Monthly meeting of the Association for Rational Thought. For those who would like to get together after the talk, we will be having lunch at Parker's. Jerry Black will be presenting "SpaceX: Revolutionizing Space Transportation”. This talk is about SpaceX, and how this company is revolutionizing the space transportation industry. SpaceX’s current launch vehicles, the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy are the most cost-effective orbital launch vehicles in the world by far. They have captured a large share of the market for commercial and military satellites and for science missions. SpaceX is also developing the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), which will be the largest and most capable launch vehicle ever. The BFR will revolutionize how cargo and humans are transported to the Moon and to Mars. The first launch of the BFR is scheduled for 2020, and it might land humans on the Moon as early as 2024. Subsequently, it could land humans on Mars in the late 2020s or 2030s. Speaker Biography Jerry Black is a retired engineer who worked in the aerospace industry for over 40 years. His educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace and Mechanical Sciences from Princeton University and a master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan. He worked for one year as a Rocket Test Engineer at Bell Aerosystems Company followed by 39 years as a Staff Engineer at GE Aviation. His interests include nuclear fusion power, aircraft and rocket propulsion, space travel and Mars exploration.