Jason Kendall
William Paterson University
Amateur Astronomers Association of New York

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Space Camp at the Inwood Library!

A Free Adventure for Kids between ages 10 and 18.
Saturday, August 20, 2011: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, August 27, 2011: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
New York Public Library, Inwood Branch

Launch yourself into a universe of adventure and excitement at the Inwood Library! You.re blasting off into 0uter space! Make fantastic planes that soar on the breeze! Gaze safely on the sun with your own solar telescope! Explore the planets and our galaxy! Prepare yourself for an out of this world time! Come take your journey with NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Jason Kendall!

Join us in 10...9...8...7...6...5...4...3...2...1...
Mission 1: The Sun and Moon! - August 20, 1 to 4 p.m.
Mission 2: The Planets! - August 27, 1 to 4 p.m.

For astronauts between the ages of 10 to 18.

Inwood Library
4790 Broadway
New York, NY 10034
All New York Public Library Programs are offered free of charge.


The New York Public Library, Inwood Branch is located at 4790 Broadway [near Dyckman St.], New York, NY 10034-4916. The lectures will be givn in the downstairs auditorium. The library's phone number is 212-942-2445. To get there by train, take the "A" train to the Dyckman/200th Street stop. It is one block from the subway. You can also come by the "1" train, but the walk from the Dyckman Street stop over to Broadway is about 6 blocks.

Thanks for the Generous Support by the

New York Public Library

Also Featured at this Event...

A Special Performance of "Up Up Up in the Sky"
Written and Composed by Donna Stearns
An official song of the International Year of Astronomy.

With Donna's song "This Fiesta Celebrates Dawn" performed live by Donna Stearns and Dawn Jones

About Jason Kendall

I am currently adjunct faculty at William Paterson University teaching astronomy. I hold a Master of Science in Astronomy from New Mexico State University. I am also a board member of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York. Since 2008, I have led the Inwood Astronomy Project which brought over 200 events of stargazing and public astronomy outreach to upper Manhattan, including the historic Inwood Star Fest, where Inwood Hill Park lights were turned off as part of the 100 Hours of Astronomy event in IYA2009. This was the first time in New York City history when park lights were turned off for an astronomy event. I've also focused on park safety due to an uptick in sexual assaults in Washington Heights and Inwood during 2011. I've worked to make our parks safer by encouraging public use of parks at night through night-time events with Park Rangers. I have led numerous "starwatching parties" and astronomy events in New York City, New Mexico, Minnesota, New Jersey, Connecticut and Texas. I am also proud to have been part of the NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Program from 2009 to 2012. It all started way back in the fourth grade by the encouragement of two noted astronomers, Charles Schweighauser and Bart Bok. I saw Saturn through Charlie's telescope at then Sangamon State University on a clear Illinois night, and Bart encouraged me under those stars to study hard to come visit him at Kitt Peak National Observatory. I finally did make it down there about a decade after Bart passed away, and I found the favorite spots in Tucson, Arizona, where Bart and his wife Priscilla would spend when they were not gazing at the stars. Bart and his wife were pioneers in the study of the Milky Way, and their studies of the starforming regions called Bok Globules. It's even in my family. My great-grandfather was a Midwestern minister who used to preach his sermons out under the dark, cloudless nights. He always believed that getting out and experiencing the wonders of the natural world was a central part of being human. My family has always been inspired by his words: "We look up to look within." I hope that you'll join me under the stars or at one of my talks.

Come see what's up in the sky!

Jason Kendall

We look up to look within

William Paterson University Department of Physics American Astronomical Society Astronomical Society of the Pacific Amateur Astronomers Association of New York

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