The Space Track tentative schedule is now available. Remember I say tentative because until confirmed by Con Programming it could still change. : - )
We have our live Solar Astronomy back again this year with Stephen Ramsden and his telescopes and our fabulous nighttime Live Astronomy with Dr. William Keel. This year Live Astronomy is going some place we've never been before - The Southern Hemisphere!! We will be using a telescope out of Chile and the chances of having weather related issues are almost nil. : - ) From the Southern Hemisphere we can see: Andromeda Galaxy, Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, the Southern Cross, and so much more!
We will be covering the changes to the US Space Program from every angle. We are doing a fun panel of Space Trivia. We'll be taking a further look behind the scenes at JPL with 5 JPL scientists this year.
Two panels that are sure to be a big hit.
- 'The Mystery of Hanny's Voorwerp' on Friday at 10pm is the World Release of a new web based graphic novel about a Dutch school teacher's discovery of an astronomical phenomenon that had never been seen before. The first Hubble pictures of the 'Voorwerp' will also be shown.
- 'James Marsters: Astronaut – The Story of Apollo 11' on Saturday at 7:00pm. Yes, the Space Track welcomes James Marsters to discuss his role as Buzz Aldrin in the made for TV movie 'MoonShot'. This movie was done as part of last year's 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. Marsters was fabulous as Living Legend astronaut and second man to walk on the Moon, Buzz Aldrin.
PLEASE NOTE - The Marsters panel will be completely devoted to MoonShot and Marsters role in that movie. All questions must be related to that topic and will be screened. This is STILL the Space Track and that's the focus of this panel. We hope to see you all there and suggest that anyone interested in asking a question of James Marsters should rent 'MoonShot' in preparation.
Space Track looks forward to seeing you all!
Director - Space Track