July 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Main Yurt & Tent
Dr. Mike Reynolds

Dr. Mike Reynolds, Prof. of Astonomy, Fla. State College-Jacksonville and Exec. Dir., Assoc. of Lunar & Planetary Observers

Friday, July 21 , 2017, 6:30 pm in the Yurt

Keep Looking Up!


That title has been my by-line since 1974, and my friend, the late Jack Horkheimer used this for his PBS Star Gazer show. So I continue to use it in honor of Jack, and what we all like to do: look UP.  I hope to give an inspirational look at looking up, which not only includes total solar eclipses, but what draws us to the beauty of the Universe.

Michael D. Reynolds is a Professor of Astronomy and served as the Dean of Mathematics & Natural Sciences at Florida State College in Jacksonville. Reynolds is perhaps best known for his astronomy and science education efforts, from the classroom to informal education to astronomy and space exploration outreach.

Reynolds received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida in Science Education and Astronomy 1990. His astronomical research has been focused on solar system objects, including meteoritics. He has led expeditions around the world for numerous total solar eclipses, meteorite crater research, and meteorite recoveries. He is executive director emeritus of the Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland, California.

Reynolds is currently the Executive Director of  the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers (ALPO), and has served as president of the Antique Telescope Society. Reynolds is also a member of the American Astronomical Society, and a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.