The Grand Prairie Main Library presents "Eyes on the Skies: Space Exploration from the Moon and Beyond," a free program on July 8. At 7:30 pm, Raymond Benge, an astronomer with a special interest in eclipsing binary stars, will discuss the past, present, and future of space exploration.
An associate professor of physics and astronomy at Tarrant County College’s Northeast Campus, Benge found his passion for space while growing up in Houston during the height of the early space age. After study at Duke University and Texas A&M, he was the observatory director at UNT before teaching full time at TCC.
Following the program (weather and sky conditions permitting) members of the Tarrant County College Astronomy Club will have telescopes available to view the Moon, planets, and other objects from the lawn by the parking lot. Viewing starts about 30 minutes after the program ends. The Library cannot be re-entered after 9 pm.
This program is part of "Literary Elements", an adult summer reading program. Participants of this program earn the chance to win a Kindle Fire. A grand prize winner will be drawn for each of the three libraries at the end of the summer.
For more information call 972-237-5700 or visit gptx.org/library. The Grand Prairie Main Library is located at 901 Conover Drive.