Antietam Watershed Wonders: Nature Photographs, The Institute

Antietam Watershed Wonders: Nature Photographs, The Institute

Thursday April 21st * 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Join us for this joint program of the Antietam Watershed Association & The Institute.
Led by The Institute’s Watershed Science Coordinator/Environmental Educator, Dave Graff.
The wonders of our glorious watershed area will be explored and shared through magical photographs by talented nature photographers.
Enjoy the watershed’s natural beauty as you learn about its flora and fauna.
More details to be announced.

 

Celebrate Women’s History Month at Wilson College

Celebrate Women’s History Month at Wilson College

Navigating the COVID Crisis: Balancing Physical and Mental Health
Wednesday March 9th, 2022 * 12:00 PM, at the John Stewart Memorial Library or via Zoom
Julie Beck, professor of nursing, leads a panel of four nursing and two health science students to discuss working through the COVID crisis, coping with stress, and balancing work and life.
All lectures are free and open to the public.
You can register to receive the Zoom links at https://www.wilson.edu/WHM
Little Maestros Discovery Camp (3-5 years)

Little Maestros Discovery Camp (3-5 years)

July 12th – July 16th * 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM (5 sessions)
Together with a grown up, your preschooler will sing and dance, play games and instruments, listen to stories, make crafts and perform musical science experiments!
Come discover the magic of music with us!
Instructor: Tracy Thomas
Location: Jerome R. King Playground
Register Here

 

Renfrew Institute Sponsors “What Cassini Told Us About Saturn”

Renfrew Institute Sponsors “What Cassini Told Us About Saturn”

Dr. Larry Marschall, professor of physics, emeritus, at Gettysburg College, will present “What Cassini Told Us About Saturn” on Thursday, February 1 at 7 p.m. in the Visitors Center at Renfrew Park in Waynesboro. The program is free and open to the public.

Marschall will discuss the dramatic end of the historic Cassini spacecraft mission to Saturn, and what astronomers learned from the nearly two decades the Cassini was in orbit. 

Before the Cassini mission, scientists had only minimal knowledge of Saturn’s complicated ring system, moons, and the planet’s magnetosphere.

The first spacecraft to orbit Saturn, Cassini provided the first up-close study of the system of Saturn’s rings and moons. Many discoveries were made via Cassini’s findings that changed the way scientists will approach future space exploration.

Marschall will talk about what was learned from the 20 years of Cassini’s mission, and why it was necessary for the Cassini mission to end with a dramatic and fiery descent into Saturn’s atmosphere. 

A professor of astronomy and physics for many years, Marschall was a visiting research scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, and at Yale University Observatory. He wrote The Supernova Story, published by Princeton University Press, and is a contributing editor for Smithsonian Air & Space Magazine and for several other professional journals. Marschall has a bachelor’s degree in engineering physics from Cornell University and a Ph.D in astronomy and astrophysics from University of Chicago. 

A question-and-answer session will follow Marschall’s presentation. Weather permitting, the Tri-State Astronomers club will set up telescopes for sky viewing after the program.

This program was arranged in cooperation with the Tri-State Astronomers. It is underwritten in part by Marge Kiersz, Lucinda D. Potter, CPA, and Smith, Elliott, Kearns & Company, with additional support from Renfrew Institute’s Today’s Horizon Fund contributors: The Nora Roberts Foundation; Alma W. Oyer; APX Enclosures, Inc.; The Carolyn Terry Eddy Family: Carolyn, with daughters Connie Fleagle & Kim Larkin; and the The John R. Hershey Jr. and Anna L. Hershey Family Foundation. Facility support is provided courtesy of Renfrew Museum and Park.

Parking is available behind the Visitor Center with additional parking in the lower lot off Welty Rd. For more information, call the institute at 762-0373 or email to: info@renfrewinstitute.org.