September 10, 2015, 7:30 pm, Bicentennial House in West Reading
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Tonight's speaker will be Peter Detterline.
Astronomy from Chile: Connecting the Cosmos to the Earth
What is it like to be at the highest observatory in the world? What can I see in the southern sky on Easter Island? How much does a black hole weigh? Peter Detterline was one of nine people selected to become an “Astronomy Ambassador” to Chile and will answer these questions and more. Follow his adventure as he gives you the “back stage” tour of some of the major observatories, the southern skies, and the astronomy performed there. Learn how amateur astronomy is done in that country, and take a look at the future of telescopes. Peter is an avid sky watcher, and for the past 33 years the director of the Boyertown Planetarium. He has traveled the world viewing astronomical phenomena and gaining insights into the universe.