The mysteries of the vast universe will be explored in dynamic fashion through The Strange and Exotic Moons in our Solar System, a presentation of Academia Hernando set to take place at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd., in Spring Hill. Science educator Jack Herman will present a vivid multimedia program that takes viewers on an exciting virtual tour of magnificent moons.
Drawing its origins more than a decade ago from the popular Mondays in Brooksville program, Academia Hernando is a not-for-profit lifelong learning organization providing quality instruction and learning experiences for adult students throughout Hernando County and beyond. The program is sponsored by The Hernando Sun, Kenjo’s Tree Service, and The Residence at Timber Pines.
“There are 205 named moons, and probably many more, particularly around Saturn, perhaps hidden in its rings. One moon is the most active volcanic body in the solar system. Some have a vast liquid ocean, some have an atmosphere,” according to information provided by Herman.
“And…some “may” be the home to exotic life forms!”
Jack Herman graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, with a degree in Political Science. For 31 years at Eastman Kodak, he was a Manager of Computer Information Systems. He has been a member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of South Florida for over fifteen years. At OLLI, he has taught for most of this time, both Foreign Policy and a wide variety of science classes.
“This will be a multimedia presentation of the moons, the celestial bodies in our solar systems,” said Herman.
“The Strange and Exotic Moons in our Solar System” will be put on full and glorious displays through photos, videos and verbal descriptions.
“These are short films that give us a greater knowledge of just what’s out there,” he explained. “For so long, we just didn’t know.”
“I’m always changing up these short clips,” he continued, “To make the presentation more fun for the audience.”
Sharon Printz, board member of Academia Hernando, is proud to present “The Strange and Exotic Moons in our Solar System.”
“These videos are wonderful explorations of the solar systems,” she said. “We will see up on the screen video clips set to music, that show us the solar system, the stars–and this time, the moons.”
Coming soon at Academia Hernando, Sheryl Long will present Pirates, Spies, and Women Warriors at 10 a.m. Jan. 28; Robert Jacob will present Battle of Little Big Horn-George Custer and the Government Conspiracy to Destroy Him 10 a.m. Feb. 4; Jason Fortner will present Danny Kaye–Court Jester of Comedy at 10 a.m. Feb. 11; Dennis Dundore will present Hidden Gems of New York City at 10 a.m. Feb. 18; Cathy Salustri will present Roadside Attractions: Vintage Florida at 10 a.m. Feb. 25; Dr. Ruth Kelly will present A History of Ireland Before Independence at 10 a.m. March 4. The program will culminate with a Mystery Excursion on March 11.
An academic subscription to Academia Hernando costs $70 and includes all eight lectures and a mystery bus trip excursion. Tickets to individual lectures are $10. For more information, visit www.academiahernando.org or call (352) 515-0300 or (352) 686-4035.