A Tour of the Night Sky
Kathryn Williamson, Teaching Assistant Professor and Planetarium Director, WVU Department of Physics & Astronomy, will be leading a tour of the night sky. The evening will start with a talk about some of the highlights in the night sky, including planets, star clusters, and galaxies as well as the origins of the Perseid meteor shower which peaks on August 13. This will be followed, weather permitting, with the opportunity to look at some of these objects through telescopes. Wear warm clothes and keep cell phones on “night mode” to preserve night vision. All ages. Free for WVBG members; $15 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Programs will last approximately 1.5-2 hours unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.
Potomac Highlands Outdoor Recreation Discussion
Join us for a discussion on Outdoor Recreation in the Potomac Highlands at Blackwater Falls State Park! Whether you're involved in the industry or just interested in the activities, come and be a part of our vision for outdoor recreation. We'll be presenting the concept of an outdoor recreation challenge. The challenge will encourage people to try their hand at a variety of outdoor activities in our beautiful region. The event is free. Be sure to RSVP at: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=xrqhq6eab&oeidk=a07ef92crql6e90bf11. Address any questions to Ethan Serr at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Tour of the Night Sky
WVU Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy D.J. Pisano will be leading a tour of the night sky. The evening will start with a talk about some of the highlights in the night sky, including planets, star clusters, and galaxies as well as the origins of the Perseid meteor shower which peaks on August 12. This will be followed, weather permitting, with the opportunity to look at some of these objects through telescopes plus a guided tour of how to view the Perseid meteor shower. All ages. Free. * Please register by August 3. * All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. * Free walks and presentations last approximately 1.5 hours. Donations are appreciated and can be made at the Lower Parking Lot Kiosk at any time. * Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.
Wheeling Film Society presents “Bonnie and Clyde” at Towngate Theatre
Wheeling Film Society presents Bonnie and Clyde Free Screening at 7 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2017. (Conversation about the film takes place at noon March 14 at the Ohio County Public Library.) Bonnie and Clyde is Arthur Penn’s masterpiece about Depression-era criminals who became folk heroes. They were Robin Hoods to the impoverished multitudes of the 1930's and revolutionaries to the politicized students of the 1960's. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway are unforgettable as the leaders of a misfit gang of bank robbers. Does Bonnie and Clyde romanticize its anti-heroes, or do they get what they deserve? You decide.
A flintknapping demonstration, led by archaeologist Richie Rosencrance, will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 11 in The Stirrup Gallery in Myles Center for the Arts on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. Flintknapping is the production of stone tools most commonly known as arrowheads. The demonstration will include a discussion on raw materials, knapping tools and techniques, types of stone tools and prehistoric lifeways. Anyone who has artifacts they would like to learn more about is encouraged to bring the items to the session for Rosencrance to examine. There is no fee to attend. For additional information, call 304-637-1980 or visit www.dewv.edu/arts-entertainment/stirrup-gallery.
Sam’s Uptown Cafe Book Club: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
The book club will be discussing Ernest Cline's Ready Player One.
Sam’s Uptown Cafe Book Club: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
The book club will be discussing Blake Crouch's "Dark Matter."
Great Decisions Discussion – The Koreas
Join in on the third Monday of each month, February through November (except July), for the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions Discussion. This national program is designed to engage citizens in learning about the world, and it emphasizes discussion and active participation from those attending. Each participant gets briefing books that feature impartial, thought-provoking analyses on eight issues of concern to U.S. policymakers today and will then be asked to report, either individually or as part of a group, on a specific topic. Discussion leader is Gordon Lane.