We're celebrating World Space Week with a series of space-themed events! There's something for everyone - learn about NASA's Humans to Mars mission, make a fun tie-dye bag, find stars in the night sky, or discover ancient expressions of space and time through mandalas.
Craig H. Williams: Aerospace Engineer
Tuesday, October 4 @ 6 PM
Craig H. Williams, aerospace engineer at the NASA Glenn Research Center, will visit Ritter Public Library to discuss NASA's Humans to Mars mission! Craig's presentation will cover what life on Mars would be like, initial colonization plans, the current status of ongoing robotic missions, and of course the current role of Cleveland's own Glenn Research Center in the exploration process.
Crafting with Jessica
Wednesday, October 5 @ 2 PM
Come celebrate World Space Week with a fun-filled afternoon of crafting. We'll be making galaxy tie-dye canvas bags with special vintage iron-on NASA patches donated by a local enthusiast and former NASA employee, the late Richard H Knoll . All materials will be provided - just bring your creativity.
Stargazing with Warren Rupp Observatory
Thursday, October 6 @ 7:30 PM
Meet us at the library after dark for an evening of stargazing. The Richland Astronomical Society, operators of the Warren Rupp Observatory, will teach us about the solar system and how to locate constellations in the night sky.
This is event is weather permitting; please provide adequate contact information so we can reach you if this program is rescheduled.
Mandalas: Diagramming the Cosmos
Monday, October 10 @ 11 AM
Mandalas are cosmic diagrams that have been around since ancient times. This class will study some of the fascinating mandalas from different cultures and examine them with other expressions of the cosmos that are strangely familiar.
This is part of our series of Art History lectures in partnership with Lorain County Community College. Each session will be presented by LCCC's Sean Crum from their Center for Lifelong Learning.