Mammen Family Public Library - The Nature of the Solar System
Jul 27, 2019
Astronomy is one of the four Earth Sciences which also include geology, oceanography, and meteorology. The science of astronomy provides a rational way of knowing and understanding the origins of Earth, the solar system, and the universe. This lecture will focus on a basic overview of the solar system including how Earth's moon was formed, a look at the small inner and large outer planets, and small solar system bodies such as asteroids, comets, and meteors.
About the presenter: Amy Clark is a San Antonio native and Hill Country resident for the past seven years. She is a wife of fellow geologist Allan and a mother of six daughters. Amy has a BS and MS degrees in Geology from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), specializing in environmental geology focusing on water issues. Is licensed by the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists (#2700). She worked for the US Geological Survey in San Antonio for 11 years and have taught at Palo Alto College in San Antonio and most recently at UTSA for eleven years. Amy has also taught the geology portion of the Master Naturalist training for the Alamo Area Master Naturalist program. Currently on sabbatical to spend time with family and volunteer at library.
Bulverde, TX 78163
Attendance: Adults and Teens (13+)
Time: 10am - 11:45am