New York Times #1 best-selling author Greg Iles discusses his newest novel, Natchez Burning -- due to release on April 29.
Natchez Burning is the first installment in an epic trilogy that interweaves crimes, lies, and secrets past and present in a mesmerizing thriller featuring Southern lawyer and former prosecutor Penn Cage.
See Greg's quick talk about the upcoming book and his connection to the South here.
Tuesday · May 6 · 6:30pm
Main Branch Library Auditorium
915 Monroe Street
Dr. Martin C. Weisskopf gives an insider’s look at NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, the world’s most powerful X-ray telescope. He’ll discuss Chandra’s mission and the fascinating science behind X-ray telescopy.
Dr. Weisskopf is a project scientist for Chandra and Chief Scientist for X-ray Astronomy at Marshall Space Flight Center. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including NASA Medals for Exceptional Service in 1992 and for Scientific Achievement in 1999. He was elected in 1994 as a Fellow of the American Physical Society, which cited his "pioneering work in X-ray polarimetry and time variability studies of cosmic X-ray sources, and his insightful leadership as Project Scientist for the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility." In 2006, he received the George W. Goddard Award for scientific contributions to NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. Read more about Amazing Science with a Great Observatory: The Chandra X-ray Observatory
Doug Horacek, home professional astronomer for the Von Braun Astronomical Society Imaging Team, discusses the team’s astrophotography work. Camera light capturing capability sees more than the eye, so photography is the way to really see space. Doug explains how astrophotography works and reveals some of the team’s projects, including Orion and nearby deep space objects.
This program is part of a 4-week companion series to the NASA Here, There, and Everywhere exhibit on display at the Main Branch Library.
Doreen Forsythe, Solar System Ambassador, discusses the NASA exhibit on display at the Library, Here, There, and Everywhere. She shows how to apply our knowledge of daily experiences to understand universal laws of physics on grander scales, and in very different environments.
They apply here.
They apply there.
They apply everywhere.
Learn some useful ideas for spreading the word about what you have to offer on a ZERO (maybe tiny) budget.
Anna Hanlin, Dynamic Solutions Consultant, is an artist and analyst who wants to know about things and apply them to real world issues. She hates being “stuck in a box,” so she is always looking for new ideas and connections — and ways to stay out of “boxes.”
For more information, contact Sophie Young at 532-2362.
Do you worry about falling? Finding it difficult to keep your balance sometimes? Pamela Brown, Exercise Physiologist at Huntsville Wellness Center, talks about balance -- how your body maintains balance, why it gets tougher as you get older, and ways to help keep your balance.
Adults decorate a tote bag with a quote from one of Shakespeare’s famous plays using fabric paint. This program is sponsored by the Community Read, and is free. However, registration is required and is on a first-come-first-served basis. For details, please call Sophie Young at 532-2362.