10 Years of Southern Stargazing: How Star Trek Changed Everything

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    • Thursday April 6, 2017
      7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Location: Room 152, Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, 266 Fourth St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30314
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Renay San Miguel
Communications Officer II/Science Writer
College of Sciences


Summary Sentence: Award-winning meteorologist Glenn Burns talks about how a unique blend of science fact and fiction inspires generations of astronomers.

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This public lecture by Glenn Burns, chief meteorologist of WSB-TV, is one of three events to celebrate 10 Years of Southern Stargazing at the Georgia Tech Observatory. 

The destination for the 1960s Apollo missions was the Moon, but the premiere of Star Trek in 1966 got the nation thinking about possibilities  beyond our Solar System. What about other galaxies, alien life, faster-than-light travel?

Glenn Burns, WSB-TV’s chief meteorologist, will discuss how a unique blend of science fact and science fiction inspires generations of astronomers. 

Burns has been with WSB-TV since 1981 and has won numerous awards, including  Associated Press Weathercaster of the Year. 


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In Campus Calendar

College of Sciences, School of Physics

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Faculty/Staff, Public, Undergraduate students, Graduate students
College of Sciences, School of Physics, astronomy, Glenn Burns, star trek, wsb
  • Created By: Renay San Miguel
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  • Created On: Mar 9, 2017 - 2:49pm
  • Last Updated: Apr 13, 2017 - 5:12pm