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Astronomer, writer, photographer and lecturer Dennis Mammana is coming back to Juneau to deliver information on the wonder and mystery around the cosmos.
Astronomer coming to Juneau 030613 NEWS 1 Capital City Weekly Astronomer, writer, photographer and lecturer Dennis Mammana is coming back to Juneau to deliver information on the wonder and mystery around the cosmos.
Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Story last updated at 3/6/2013 - 1:42 pm

Astronomer coming to Juneau

Astronomer, writer, photographer and lecturer Dennis Mammana is coming back to Juneau to deliver information on the wonder and mystery around the cosmos.

Last March Mammana gave a presentation on The Northern Lights. The presentation was sponsored by the Friends of the Marie Drake Planetarium (FOMDP) a non-profit group formed to promote the Marie Drake Planetarium and astronomy education for Juneau. FOMDP are hosting an expanded engagement for this March. Mammana will give two presentations at the Marie Drake Planetarium and a night sky photography workshop in the Valley. For nearly four decades, Dennis Mammana has delivered the wonder and mystery of the cosmos to audiences around the world through his celestial photography, popular astronomy writings, public lectures and courses. He has also led astronomical enrichment tours to some of the most exotic locations on Earth.

• The World at Night, Friday, March 8th, 7:00 p.m. at the Planetarium

Join noted night sky photographer Dennis Mammana for an enlightening presentation featuring imagery of the night sky like none you've ever seen. All was captured by members of TWAN (The World at Night), an elite international team of the most highly-acclaimed night sky photographers on Earth.

• Seven Wonders of the Universe, Sunday, March 10th, 6:30 p.m. at the Planetarium Journey across the cosmos to witness the most spectacular phenomena in existence... from the wonder of star-birth to collisions of massive galaxies, from the violent explosions of distant stars to the delicate majesty of the northern lights - and all in between. This is a voyage you will not soon forget.

Following both presentations, planetarium volunteers will share 'The Stars Tonight' on the Spitz projector which displays the current night sky as seen from Juneau on a clear night.

Shows are $5 for 18 and older, Free if under 18

There is also a Night Sky Photography Workshop on Saturday, March 9th, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Learn how to master photography at night under from an expert. This workshop will be at The Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 4212 Mendenhall Loop Road.

The workshop fee is $89, information and registration, www.mariedrakeplanetarium.org or www.dennismammana.com/AK2013Workshops. For more information, call Steve at 500-2941.


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