A Voyage To The Edge Of The Universe With Award-Winning Astronomy Author Terence Dickinson

Thursday November 1, 2012: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Do not miss this evening with an expert astronomer - then check out AADL's telescope lending program and see the majesty of the stars from your own home! This event (originally scheduled for last spring) includes a book signing and books will be for sale.

In this highly illustrated presentation, astronomy author Terence Dickinson begins with the stars and constellations seen on a clear night from his backyard in rural Ontario, then reveals the grandeur of the universe as seen through telescopes and by satellites and space probes. The program includes tips on personal astronomy--that is, the easiest way to find and view planets, stars, constellations, northern lights and advice on buying your own telescope. Terence will also cover details from his just-released new book "Hubble's Universe: Greatest Discoveries And Latest Images."

Terence Dickinson is a former staff astronomer at the McLaughlin Planetarium in Toronto, Canada, and the Strasenburgh Planetarium in Rochester, N.Y. For the past three decades he has been a leading author of astronomy books with two million copies of his 14 books in print.