HOPE — At the September 17 Hope Historical Society meeting, Jim Dellapenna will present a brief history of astronomy, plus stars, the speed of light, and more.
Dellapenna has been an amateur astronomer since his teens. He is a member of a number of astronomy organizations and has participated in numerous astronomy public-outreach events for the general public, schools and science museums. Speaking presentations have included Double Stars, Star Cluster, introductions to Astronomy clubs and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science.
The 7 p.m. program will include a generous slide program, and, weather conditions permitting, an outside chance to get Hope’s perspective on the visible part of the universe.
Hope Historical Society is located at 479 Camden Rd (Rt 105) in Hope, just northwest of Hope Corner and the Corner firehouse.
Refreshments will be served after the meeting by Florance Merrifield and Marie Berry. All Hope Historical meetings are free and open to all.
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