A Quick Explanation of the Earth, Moon and Sun

Dates: February 22, 2021

Meets: Mon. from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Location: Online Presentation

OLLI Member: $0.00

Enrollment requires a 2020 - 2021 OLLI at MSU Membership

Frank Nelson, a NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador, will explain how the Moon moves around the Earth and how ancient people figured out the paths of the Sun and planets around the sky. Learn why a month is 30 days long, why a week is seven days and what defines a year. Attendees will gain a better understanding about the size of the Earth, Moon, Sun and solar system. Nelson will also discuss the 2024 total solar eclipse.

**Registration for this event closes one hour prior to the event start time Unless otherwise noted.

Fee:   $0.00

Online Presentation

This is a real-time (live) online class that meets at the specified day(s)/time(s) listed.

We will send you a reminder email with login instructions one business day before the program start date. If there are additional sessions, we will send reminders the morning of those sessions.

Frank Nelson

Frank Nelson is an amateur astronomer and JPL Solar System Ambassador who has been looking at the night sky since he was six years old. His own childhood experiences of awe and wonder of the night sky inspired him to become involved in astronomy outreach. His outreach work is based on visual astronomy or being able to look through a telescope and see, with your own eyes, a planet, the craters on the Moon, a star cluster or a galaxy. Visual astronomy is also a direct link to the past as people throughout time have used only their eyes and brains to figure out who we are and where we are.

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