Saturday, November 18, 1:30 – 3:30
David A. Aguilar, award-winning author, astronomer and space artist will read from his recently released book, Seven Wonders of the Solar System, and talk about Pluto and the search for mysterious Planet 9. This event will happen in our Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium, where seating is limited.
Just released Seven Wonders of the Solar System is the second book in a 3-books series published by Penguin Random House Books, and his 10th book on astronomy.
This extraordinary book puts you right there in the middle of our solar system: through colorful gaseous hazes; exploring the surface of red-hot or ice-cold planets; hurtling through rings of flying, frozen ice chunks; and rocketing out to deep space. Astronomer David Aguilar is our navigator on these seven wonderful trips through space – journeys that someday may actually happen!
Here’s what others have to say about David Aguilar:
“He had us on the edge of our seats during his presentation, ready to suit up and blast off!” Asilomar Reading Conference, Santa Clara County CA
“FIVE STARS! My kids love this book. Alien Worlds succeeds in blending science, art and creativity. It provides a framework that children can use to create their own alien worlds that aren’t just a product of imagination, but also incorporate elements of science and art. I found the concept engaging.” Booklist Online
David A. Aguilar is an internationally recognized astronomer and author of space-themed non-fiction books designed for space learners of all ages. His expertise lies in showing us the fascinating connections between the universe, nature, and ourselves. He has the spirited ability to open minds to his exciting views of space and wondrous worlds of discovery.
From television appearances to publicizing the Hubble Space Telescope and Pluto Mission to authoring and illustrating award-winning space science books, he has shown a lifelong commitment to being on the leading edge of our knowledge about the universe. In 2010 Asteroid 1990DA was designated by the International Astronomical Union to honor his exceptional science education outreach efforts.
David is the former Director of Science Information at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and a Smithsonian Science Lecturer and Harvard World Tours Expert Study leader. He has crafted astronomy experiences across the globe from Kazakhstan to Easter Island, to next year’s “Astronomy Gastronomy” – a close-up look at France’s brilliant contributions to astronomy, and fare of note.