Kevin Manning of Look Up to the Stars will be in Sidney on Wednesday May 31st to present his program of Astronomy for Everyone. Manning, an astronaut and former consultant with NASA, has always been passionate about astronomy. He will be sharing his expertise on the size and scale of the universe, the stars and other celestial wonders. Hands on activities, including the opportunity to look at the stars through a telescope, are part of the evening's program.
Children and adults are welcome to attend this special event. It will begin at 7:00pm inside the library and will conclude outside for the star-gazing portion.
Manning has worked as a consultant with NASA, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory launched on the space shuttle with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and other ground-based observatories. He won national and international awards in his field, was both a Wright Fellow and an Einstein Fellow, and did some work with Brookhaven National Laboratory.