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Director of Strasenburgh Planetarium: Our Unstill Earth

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February 23 at Writers & Books and March 4 at Penfield Library

In conjunction with our 2015 If All of Rochester Reads the Same Book program, Steve Fentress, the Director of the Strasenburgh Planetarium, will be giving two lectures on the topic Our Unstill Earth. The dates and locations of these special events are Monday, February 23rd at Writers & Books and Wednesday, March 4th at Penfield Public Library*. Both lectures begin at 7:00 and are free and open to the public.


Taken from our 2015 Readers Guide to The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker:

Cataclysmic disruptions in planetary motion are a regular part of a planetarium director’s job, especially preceding such popular dates as December 21, 2012. RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium Director Steve Fentress leads a stroll through the twilight realm of disturbances in the things we count on most: days, seasons, and years. Many world-ending options exist only in private universes, but recent supercomputer simulations show that orbits do change, and that kids who are appalled by the distances to Uranus and Neptune in their solar system models are on to something.”


Join us for this stimulating discussion as part of our 2015 If All of Rochester Reads the Same Book program.


For more information in this event, contact Karen vanMeenen, Coordinator of the If All of Rochester Reads the Same Book program, at


* – Free but registration required beginning Feb. 18. To register or for more information call Penfield Public Library at (585) 340-8720.