Humanity's Place in the Solar System: Latest Discoveries and a Tour of the Universe

Presented with Strand Bookstore


Come join Michael Hamburg of the education department at Museum of Natural History, for an informative trip through our solar system. We will be visiting the major and minor bodies that revolve around our star – the Sun. Learn about how the Sun, planets, moons, and other members of our celestial family were born and evolved. We will look at the latest discoveries as gathered by some of the most advanced and sophisticated technologies humans have created so far. 

In addition, we will cast our eyes forward to examine what lies in the future for humanity’s place in the Solar System as well as a discussion of NASA's newest findings of the 7 planets discovered orbiting TRAPPIST-1. 

There will be ample time for questions and answers and all levels of astronomy experience are welcome! 


Recommended reading from Penguin Press:

How to Make a Spaceship by Julian Guthrie

“The Right Stuff with afterburners. Intrepid designers and innovators risk their reputations. Gutsy test pilots risk their lives. Explorers push new boundaries of what so many once thought was impossible. —Captain Mark Kelly (USN, Ret.), NASA astronaut




Location: Strand Bookstore

828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

The Rare Book Room at Strand Bookstore boasts an elegant venue, the walls lined with leather-bound treasures from a book hand printed in 1480 to a limited edition Ulysses signed by Henri Matisse, the illustrator, and by James Joyce. 


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Jun 26

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Taught by Whitney George
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Jun 27

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Taught by Jamie Warren
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Jul 6

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Taught by Three Olio Professors
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Jul 7

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Taught by Charles Riley
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Jul 8

*Olio House Party* ​In Search of Greatness in the 1950s: Greatness For All?

Taught by Lawrence Cappello
7:30 p.m. at Bed Stuy Brownstone

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Jul 9

**Olio Seminar** // Woman as Other, Woman as Lover

Taught by Jamie Warren
3 p.m. at Nowhere Studios

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Jul 11

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Taught by Whitney George
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Jul 14

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Taught by Jessica Rogers
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Jul 16

*Read-In* Meditations

Taught by Michael Prettyman
4 p.m. at Dean Machine

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Taught by Michelle Millar Fisher
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