Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:45pm

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

  • 06:30 PM to 07:45 PM

    A new type of astronomical observatory came into existence in the past decade and in the past several years has produced amazing results. These are the gravitational wave observatories - LIGO in the United States and VIRGO in Italy. These observatories are looking for and now are frequently finding minute disturbances in space-time. The sources of these disturbances have proven to be the results of collisions and mergers of black holes - a process which propagates shivers in gravity throughout the universe.
    What is a black hole? How do we know they exist? Where are they? And how are these new observatories finding them? What are NASA’s plans for building a gravitational wave observatory in space? These are some of the questions that will be answered in this presentation.

     

    From 1997 to 2008 Dr. Charles Holmes was a senior program officer at NASA Headquarters. He was responsible for a suite of operating science missions observing the sun, the interplanetarysolar wind and their interactions with the Earthand other planets. Managing this program included overseeing the progress of the venerable Voyager satellites as they made their ways into interstellar space.   In 2008, Dr. Holmes received NASA’s Exceptional Service Medal. Prior to joining NASA HQ, he worked for
    the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the Johns Hopkins University as the Operations Scientist for NASA’s Far-Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer. He is a retired USAF officer where he directed research and development projects for several national security programs.

     

     


     

    Location:
    AWPL Community Room
    Age Group:
    Adult, Teen
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Friday, May 8, 2020 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Friday, May 8, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Friday, May 8, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Friday, May 8, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

  • 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM

    A reading and discussion of Jerry's new novel, CONVERGENCE will take us thirty-two years in to the near future.  This dystopian/sci-fi warning will provoke, entertain and energize us to consider what kind of world we want to inhabit.

     

    An author signing will follow the discussion with copies of the book available for purchase. 

     

    Jerry Sander is the author of the novels PERMISSION SLIPS and UNLIMITED CALLING (CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS APPLY).

    Jerry is a New York psychotherapist who has worked with teenagers and their families for over three decades. Influenced forever by the work of Aldous Huxley and George Orwell he is deeply concerned about the trajectory of the world we are leaving to our children and is grateful to have been chosen as the Authorized Representative for the Restored United States of America – In Exile for the purpose of conveying CONVERGENCE.

    He is a father of four young adults and lives with his wife and adopted rescue dog, Scout, who hails from Galveston, Texas.

    Jerry is currently completing his episodic memoir THE GUYLAND, set on Long Island of the 1960’s / 70’s.

    Location:
    AWPL Community Room
    Age Group:
    Adult, Teen
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Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:15am

Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

  • 01:30 PM to 02:30 PM
    Contact: Children's Dept. at 986-1047, ext. 4 or warkids@rcls.org

    Jr. Chef's Garden:  Farm-to-table at the Library!  Help plant herbs & veggies for future children's cooking programs.  Create something to take home for your own garden!  Ages 4-8.  Register beginning March 14 online or in person at the Children's Desk.

    Location:
    Activity Room, Storytime Room
    Age Group:
    Children
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Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm

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