Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Astronomy Program: An Astronomer’s Perspective on Climate Change

February 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Dr. Lawrence Marschall, Professor of Physics Emeritus, Gettysburg College, discusses what astronomical conditions can affect the climate of a planet. He asks, “How do we know that current climate change is not caused by astronomical changes?”

Come to this free program to learn more about this “hot topic.”

Night sky viewing after the program, weather permitting. Free.

A professor of astronomy and physics for many years, Marschall was a visiting research scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, and at Yale University Observatory. He wrote The Supernova Story, published by Princeton University Press. Marschall has a bachelor’s degree in engineering physics from Cornell University and a Ph.D in astronomy and astrophysics from University of Chicago.

A question-and-answer session will follow Marschall’s presentation. For more information, call 717-762-0373 or email to in[email protected].

See our 2020 Adult-Teen Education flier for more great programs and events!

And look here for the Spring Lectures flier for 2020. 


February 20, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Category:


The Institute
(717) 762-0373


Visitors Center, Renfrew Park
1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
+ Google Map