Friends’ Space Series

As part of our Adult Summer Reading Program, A Universe of Stories, we will host several talks on various topics related to space and space exploration.

This series is made possible by the support of the Friends of the Belmont Public Library, and in partnership with the Aldrich Astronomical Society.

Wednesday, July 31st at 7pm, Assembly Room

Join us and Aldrich astrophotographer, Kevin Boucher, as we explore amazing Hubble pictures and some of Kevin’s own photography.  This talk will help you understand and see some of the amazing wonders of our universe!

Mars: Revealing the Secrets of the Red Planet
Tuesday, August 13th at 7pm, Assembly Room

This program will introduce you to the exploration of the Red planet from the beginning with Percival Lowell’s drawings of canals on Mars to HG Wells War of the Worlds, and into the modern era with NASA & ESA orbiting spacecraft, landers, and rovers! It will even cover future landers and orbiting space craft.

Exoplanets Around Other Stars
Wednesday, August 14th at 7pm, Assembly Room

Learn how the latest satellites are finding planets around our neighboring stars, and be amazed at the incredible variety and numbers of planets found among them. Discover how NASA and the ESA plans to explore those newfound planets with the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).