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Renowned astrophysicist to present celestial program May 24
Renowned astrophysicist to present celestial program May 24

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- Astrophysicist Kevin Manning will present “Astronomy for Everyone: Size & Scale of the Universe” at the Loutit District Library (LDL) on Thursday, May 24 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in Program Room A

Manning’s  program is a family-oriented PowerPoint slide presentation that corporates some incredible video footage, while his hands-on activities will give everyone present a sense of awe. Attendees will also learn about the size and scale of the universe, the stars, and other celestial wonders.

Following this indoor formal presentation, everyone will go outdoors to view celestial objects in the night sky, such as the rings of Saturn, craters on the Moon, etc. This, of course, depends on the weather hopefully having relatively clear skies.

International award winner, Kevin Manning is a retired astrophysicist. His background includes working with such well-knowns as NASA, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory (launched on the space shuttle with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), and other ground-based observatories such as Brookhaven National Laboratory. 

His presentation circuit include such places as Tufts University, State University of New York at Stony Brook, the NSTA National Convention, AAAS Breakfast with Scientists, the National Parks Service, along with libraries, schools, conventions and science centers. 

For more information, visit www.loutitlibrary.org or call 616-842-5560, ext. 214.

Loutit District Library is located at 407 Columbus Avenue in Grand Haven, Michigan. The library serves 35,540 residents of the City of Grand Haven, the City of Ferrysburg, Grand Haven Charter Township, Robinson Township and that part of Port Sheldon Township in the Grand Haven Area Public School District.