Saturday, Feb. 1 — I Want to Believe: Returning to an Age of Reason
Presented by: Dean Regas-The Cincinnati Observatory Center
Book Sale & Signing at 6:30 p.m. in the Saints Center
Talk at 7 p.m. in Steigerwald Hall, Saints Center
Observing at 8 p.m. at The BB&T Observatory (weather permitting)
After many years of public speaking at the Cincinnati Observatory, Dean Regas has heard every astronomy conspiracy theory and doomsday prediction in the universe – and frankly, he’s worried. He’s worried that we are slipping into an age of growing superstition. In this rational, often humorous lecture, Dean tackles such controversial topics as The Mayan Calendar, Moon landing, UFO sightings, Doomsday Comets, and Astrology. The truth is out there and Dean shows why it is important to confront superstitions head-on and how you can champion a new age of reason.
Dean has been the Astronomer for the Cincinnati Observatory since 2000. He is a renowned educator, author, national popularizer of astronomy and an expert in observational astronomy.
From 2010-2019 Dean was the co-host of the PBS program Star Gazers. He is the author of three books “Facts From Space!”, “100 Things to See in the Night Sky”, and 100 Things to See in the Southern Night Sky. Dean is a Contributing Editor to Sky and Telescope Magazine and a contributor to Astronomy Magazine, where he won the 2008 “Out-of-this-World” Award for astronomy education. Dean has written over 150 astronomy articles for the Cincinnati Enquirer, blogged for the Huffington Post and is regularly featured on television and radio. Dean has been a frequent guest on National Public Radio’s Science Friday with Ira Flatow, and host an astronomy podcast with Anna Hehman called “Looking Up!”.
Dean will be available for book sales and signing before his talk. The lecture will last roughly one hour, followed by night sky viewing at the observatory (weather permitting).
Located on the campus of Thomas More University:
333 Thomas More Parkway
Crestview Hills, KY 41017
FREE and open to the public. No reservations required. All ages welcome.
Saturday, Feb. 29 – Why Do Leap Years Exist?
Public lecture in Steigerwald at 7 p.m., observing at 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 28
Public lecture in Steigerwald at 8 p.m., observing at 9 p.m.
Saturday, April 25
Public Lecture in Steigerwald at 8 p.m., observing at 9 p.m.