Lecture Series: Starry Nights in a Dark Desert (how outer space makes inner sense) with Dr. Robert Collins
October 24 @ 6:00 pm
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. Adults $5, Teachers & students free.
For the past 5 years since leaving Sisters, Bob Collins (Science Club co-founder) has been staring up into the night sky from a desert town down near the Mexican border. Determined to come to grips with the universe, he taught himself astronomy with two telescopes, taking many photos. In this lecture he will share how an amateur can gain an understanding of ‘what’s out there’ and ‘how it all works’.
Bob Collins graduated from Berkeley in 1964 in English Literature, and from Cornell Medical School in 1969 to launch a career in Neuroscience and Neurology at NIH, Harvard, NY Hospital, Rockefeller, Washington University/Barnes Hospital, and lastly Chairman of Neurology at UCLA. Upon retirement in 2002, when he and his wife Valerie took a road trip to look for a new home, they drove into Sisters and three days later drove out in escrow. In 2011 he and Cal Allen started the Sisters Science Club to support science programs in the schools and a speaker series in the community. For the past five years they have lived in Borrego Springs, a small desert town south of Palm Springs. Bob spends most clear nights exploring the “starry starry skies.”
6:00 – 7:00 social hour with light fare, beer and wine available for purchase.
7:00 – 8:00 lecture.