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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Apr 28

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Taught by Phelim Kine
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Apr 30

*Read-in* Undoing the Demos: The Future of Education

Taught by Hallie Scott
4 p.m. at Dean Machine

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May 5

Buddhist Realism and Dark Comedy: It's Funny Because It's True

Taught by Christopher Kelley
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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May 7

*Read-in* The True Believer and the Nature of Mass Movements

Taught by Michael Haltenberger
4 p.m. at IDIO Gallery

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May 19

The Feminist Storytelling Movement in True Crime

Taught by Tracy Bealer
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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May 27

Great Books Written in Prison: From Plato to MLK

Taught by Ward Regan
7 p.m. at Molasses Books

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Jun 2

How Vulnerable are Reproductive Rights in the US?

Taught by Lawrence Cappello
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Jun 30

The Woman Question

Taught by Jamie Warren
7:30 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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