|Lifestyle Briefs: 03-26-13|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Tuesday, 26 March 2013 13:21|
Storyteller to conclude Wolcott lecture series
MAUMEE - Wapakoneta storyteller Jim Bowsher will share "Eclectic True Stories" Thursday at the final installment of the Wolcott House Museum Guild Lectures.
The talk will be held at 10 a.m. at the Maumee Library.
Bowsher gathers his tales from a wide variety of sources and his known for his energetic style. His home, with its "Tower of Peace," has been featured on national television.
The lecture is free and open to the public, and home schooled children and their parents are welcome-to attend.
Guild members will serve light refreshments afterward.
For more information, contact Guild President Judy Justus at (419) 874-6828.
NASA researcher to speak
April 5 at UT about Mars
TOLEDO - On April 5, the Toledo Astronomical Association will present a lecture by Geoffrey A. Landis on the exploration of Mars.
Landis, from NASA John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field, will speak at 7:30 p.m. in the 4th Floor Classroom of McMaster Hall at the University of Toledo.
Mars has recently been the target an armada of explorers, robots with names like "Pathfinder" and "Spirit" and "Curiosity." Curiosity is the largest probe ever to land on another planet, a robot the size of a small car, with a laser rock-vaporizing camera and the equivalent of a whole chemistry lab on wheels, and is beginning a two-year mission to drive around what may be an ancient Martian seabed and, eventually, to climb the five-kilometer-tall Mount Sharp. Meanwhile, across the planet, the Mars Rover "Opportunity" is embarking on its 10th year of exploration.
Landis is a researcher at NASA Glenn in the Power and In-Space Propulsion division, where he works on advanced technologies for space power, and contributes to the COMPASS spacecraft design team. From 2005 to 2006 he was the Ronald McNair-NASA Professor of Astronautics at MIT.
This presentation is free and open to the public.
Ottawa refuge events planned
OAK HARBOR - On April 20 the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge needs the public's help to clean up litter along Lake Erie with the Adopt a Beach program.
And on May 4 the refugee invites the public on a special bus tour to Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge.
The refuge also has a completely remodeled website, www.fws.gov/refuge/ottawa for updates on refuge events, guided hikes and bus tours.
For more information, call (419) 898-0014, visit the website or connect with on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OttawaNWR.
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