Summer Potpourri III
Every week enjoy a different speaker and discover a different topic.
August 5 – The Hubble Space Telescope: A Brief History The Hubble Space Telescope was launched on April 24, 1990. It was hailed as the greatest advance in the study of the universe since Galileo. But it was an enormous failure. The images it transmitted back to earth were out of focus. This is the story of Hubble’s recovery and its amazing successes as well as the stories of astronomers and researchers going back hundreds of years whose work laid a foundation for the science of Hubble. Presenter: Pat Tibbetts
August 12 – Wisconsin’s Maritime History Dive into Wisconsin’s history hidden beneath the waves with the Wisconsin Historical Society’s maritime archaeologist Tamara Thomsen. Explore some of Wisconsin’s 700 Great Lakes shipwrecks through underwater video, historic photographs and archaeological discoveries! Learn how the Wisconsin Historical Society documents these time capsules of our maritime past. Presenter: Tamara Thomsen
August 19 – Unmanned Aerial Systems – Drones! In this course we explore Unmanned Aerial Systems commonly known as drones. Some of the items to be discussed include current uses for drones, regulations and regulatory issues related to drones, and the future of drones. Presenter: Jon Elliott
Pat Tibbetts was born in Washington, D.C. She graduated from Hood College, Frederick, MD, with a BA degree in political science and history. Tibbetts retired after 30 years as a senior project manager working in the information technology field. She ... read more
Tamara Thomsen is a maritime archaeologist with Wisconsin Historical Society’s Maritime Preservation and Archaeology program. Her research has resulted in the nomination of 55 submerged sites to the National Register of Historic Places. She has received awards from the Association ... read more
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