Astronomer Kevin Manning, a former consultant with NASA, has always been passionate about astronomy, and wants to share the excitement. Visit the Hood River Library on Saturday, April 15, at 2 p.m. to learn more about astronomy and the universe.

In this all ages presentation, individuals will learn about the size and scale of the universe, the stars, and other celestial wonders using hands-on activities and assorted visuals.

In addition to currently lecturing across our nation, Manning has worked as a consultant with NASA, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory launched on the space shuttle with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and other ground-based observatories and with Brookhaven National Laboratory.

He has presented workshops and lectures over the years at libraries, public schools, observatories, and science centers. For more information, visit his website at www. lookuptothestars.com.

This program is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact the Hood River County Library District at 541-386-2535, info@hood riverlibrary.org, or visit their website at hoodriverlibrary.org.

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