Free Public Talk on the Top Tourist Sights of the Solar System

Free Public Talk on the Top Tourist Sights of the Solar System

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Astronomer Andrew Fraknoi will give a free, illustrated, non-technical, public lecture on
“Where Will Your Great Grand-daughter Go for Her Honeymoon:
The Top Tourist Sights of the Solar System”
in Jack Adams Hall in the Cesar Chavez Student Center at San Francisco State University.

The lecture is open to the public, but seating is first-come, first-served. (We advise getting there a bit early.)

The program is part of the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific from 1 to 10 pm that day at SF State.
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Using spectacular images from space probes and the world’s largest telescopes, Fraknoi will explore the most intriguing future “tourist destinations” among the planets and moons in our cosmic neighborhood. Stops will include the 4,000-mile lava channel on Venus, the towering Mount Olympus volcano on Mars (three times the height of Mount Everest), the awesome Verona Cliffs on the moon Miranda (which are the tallest “lover’s leap” in the solar system), and the recently discovered salt-water steam geysers on Saturn’s intriguing moon Enceladus (nicknamed “Cold Faithful.”)

Andrew Fraknoi was Executive Director of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific for 14 years, and taught the evening introductory astronomy course at SF State during that time. He recently retired as the Chair of the Astronomy Department at Foothill College, and now teaches non-credit astronomy classes at the Fromm Institute at the U. of San Francisco and the OLLI program at SF State. Asteroid 4859 has been named Asteroid Fraknoi by the International Astronomical Union in recognition of his work enhancing the public understanding of astronomy.

Parking for a fee is available in the Main SF State Parking Structure (on State Drive, off Lake Merced Blvd., a short walk from the Student Center). Several MUNI lines also have stops at SF State, including the M metro train.

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