DPAS to Present an Update on the New Horizon Mission

The Door Peninsula Astronomical Society (DPAS) invites the community to its general meeting on Nov. 3, 7 pm, at the Stonecipher Astronomy Center at Crossroads at Big Creek. Dr. John Beck will present “Update on the New Horizon Mission,” which will focus on the images coming in from the dwarf planet Pluto. Refreshments will be served. Meet at the Stonecipher Astronomy Center, 2200 Utah in Sturgeon Bay.

On Nov. 4 at 7 pm, the Climate Change Coalition of Door County will screen the Emmy Award-winning documentary Chasing Ice in the lecture hall of the Collins Learning Center.

Chasing Ice is the story of environmental photographer James Balog, who in 2005 headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change, but that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history.

Bruce Smith, atmospheric education resource agent for the American Meteorological Society and a meteorology instructor for the University of Wisconsin Colleges, will be moderator for the evening. The program is free and open to the public. The Collins Learning Center, located at 2041 Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay, is open 2 – 4:30 pm daily and during scheduled activities.

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