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Astronomy and the Grand Mesa Observatory

Learn about our own solar system, our galaxy, and our place amongst many other wonders in the universe. Discover Grand Mesa Observatory – the Western Slope’s astronomy educational nonprofit where world-class astrophotographs are taken, and where the public, schools, and other groups can learn about astronomy, marvel at images of deep space objects, and view the Colorado night skies during viewing events. Fun facts and quiz questions make this presentation fun for all ages!

About the presenter:

Nancy McGuire's passion for science began at an early age. In particular, the sight of the planet Saturn through a small refractor telescope initiated a lifelong love of astronomy. While not her career, astronomy became an avid hobby. She was a member and President of the S*T*A*R (Society for Telescope and Radio) astronomy club in New Jersey, and also a member and President of the Mohawk Valley Astronomical Society in Central New York. She is now the President of the Western Colorado Astronomy Club.

Her career in the materials science industry began as a chemist. With a highly specialized technical background, she then spent five years as a technical sales representative. An acquisition of the company by a Fortune 500 company led to the next phase of her career as a Global Marketing Manager. In this capacity she traveled all over the world to support customers and promote products, led a team responsible for the growth of the business segment, developed market segment business plans, and was responsible for all promotional materials and advertising.

Nancy now uses the skills developed during her professional life to help realize a mission to promote astronomy to the people of Western Colorado. Public outreach and youth mentoring are her areas of focus.

Date:
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Time:
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location:
Central Library Monument Room
Campus:
Central Library
Categories:
  Adult     All Ages     Summer Reading  

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