Out of This World Speaker Series
Listen, learn, inspire
Join Imagination Station for empowering evenings during the Out of this World Speaker Series. Hear from a former NASA astronaut and professionals dedicated to astronomy and photography. This speaker series will educate and excite the community through interactive presentations that will leave you seeing the world in a whole new way.
Former NASA Astronaut - The All-Ohio Space Shuttle Mission
February 21, 2024 | Doors open: 5:30 pm, Conversation: 6:00 pm
Don Thomas is an astronaut, scientist, professional speaker, educator and author of "Orbit of Discovery" - a book that covers the 1995 All-Ohio space shuttle mission, Discovery. As an astronaut, Thomas has spent 44 days in space and has orbited the Earth almost 700 times.
Hear Thomas' experiences on the Discovery mission and the other three he flew in during Imagination Station's Out of This World Speaker Series.
Be sure to grab Thomas' book "Orbit of Discovery: The All-Ohio Space Shuttle Mission" after the conversation and get it signed!
Reservations are closed for this event.
Solar System Ambassador
March 14, 2024 | Doors open: 5:30 pm, Conversation: 6:00 pm
Ever wondered what an Exoplanet is? Join Solar System Ambassador, Jim Ottaviani, and composers Jamie Leigh Sampson and Andrew Martin Smith of ADJ•ective New Music for an evening of exoplanet exploration.
Ottaviani, Sampson and Smith will explore the mysteries of exoplanets and how our solar system inspires creativity and art here on Earth.
Dr. Jose Francisco Salgado
Photographer and Astronomer
March 21, 2024 | Doors open: 5:30 pm, Conversation: 6:00 pm
Dr. Jose Francisco Salgado is an Emmy-nominated astronomer, experimental photographer and visual artist. Salgado uses his multimedia work to communicate science in engaging ways.
His Science and Symphony films have been presented in more than 254 concerts and 205 talks and have reached a combined audience of more than 474,000 people in concert halls, museums and lecture halls. See Salgado's planetary photography during a night of awe-inspiring wonder.
Composers Jamie Leigh Sampson and Andrew Martin Smith
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