10 Years of Southern Stargazing: How Star Trek Changed Everything

10 Years of Southern Stargazing: How Star Trek Changed Everything

Award-winning meteorologist Glenn Burns talks about how a unique blend of science fact and fiction inspires generations of astronomers.

Date

April 6, 2017 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm

Location

Room 152, Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, 266 Fourth St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30314

Speaker

This public lecture by Glenn Burns, chief meteorologist of WSB-TV, is one of three events to celebrate 10 Years of Southern Stargazing at the Georgia Tech Observatory. 

The destination for the 1960s Apollo missions was the Moon, but the premiere of Star Trek in 1966 got the nation thinking about possibilities  beyond our Solar System. What about other galaxies, alien life, faster-than-light travel?

Glenn Burns, WSB-TV’s chief meteorologist, will discuss how a unique blend of science fact and science fiction inspires generations of astronomers. 

Burns has been with WSB-TV since 1981 and has won numerous awards, including  Associated Press Weathercaster of the Year.