We are excited to announce our new lecture series: Interstellar Travel possible? “TO BOLDLY GO…
…where no man has gone before!” starts on November 25th,2014
The title above is taken from the opening monologue in the 1960s TV show “Star Trek”. Fifty years later, it still resonates with our current understandings and expectations for Space Exploration.
2015 will be the 250th “pre-anniversary” of when Captain James T. Kirk is imagined to have begun his five-year mission to explore distant worlds within our galaxy at the helm of the Federation starship Enterprise.
TV shows like Star Trek and movies like “2001: A Space Odyssey”, “Contact” and “Interstellar” present visions based on well-established scientific concepts like Cosmology, Evolutionary Astrophysics, Special and General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics to explore our expectations and fears about the “New Frontier” of Space Exploration. They constantly remind us that great successes often come at a great cost.
On December 4th, the United Stated will launch its new Orion space capsule to test its ability to serve the next generation of astronauts heading to Mars. But in light of the very real recent crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo and the many other losses to life and machines that have occurred over the years in pursuit of space exploration and exploitation, are we still willing to make such great sacrifices in order to keep moving forward in our quest to master space travel?
Please visit our website www.ddod.ca for more information and register online.
Lectures will be held at New Eyes Old Skies Store in Richmond Hill.
Returning customers will get a one time only discount! thank you for your patronage.
Hope to see you at our lectures and as always please feel free to share this e-mail with your friends who would like to learn astronomy..:)
Thank you in advance to show interest in our programs
Drs.Tuba Koktay and Ian Shelton