Speaker Availability

Are you looking for a presenter on Astronomy?

I can basically set up a room full of astronomy related information, consisting of tri-board displays, videos, computers, books, and hands-on items pertaining to the Sun, Moon, Planets, Stars, and other astronomical & space topics.
Depending on the weather, I can also setup various types of telescopes for either an afternoon solar observing session, or an evening of nightsky observing with a green laser tour of the constellations.

General Public Presentations:
    'Observing the Moon for Beginners' (an introduction to our nearest neighbor)
    'StarGazing' (an introduction to the constellations).
    'Star Myths' (an in depth look at nightsky mythology from around the world).

Advanced Amateur Astronomy Presentations:
    'Observing the Sun', (discuss solar features, observing techniques and equipment).
    'Video Astronomy', (an overview of the benefits, equipment of video observing).
    'Astro Sketching', (a 'how to' that focuses on deep-sky sketching).
    'Obscure Open Star Clusters', (a guide to finding and observing open star clusters).
    'E. E. Barnard and His Dark Nebula', (the life of the last great visual astronomer and a guide to his dark nebula).
    'Charles Messier - The Ferret of Comets', (the life of the author of the Messier Catalog).
    'The Father of Amateur Astronomy', (T.W. Webb and his celestial handbook).
    'The Herschels and their Catalog', (the life of William and Caroline Herschel and their deep-sky catalogs).
    'The Venus-Transit A Historical Retrospective!', (a historical look back on observing the Venus Transits).
    'Solar Observing and the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse', (discuss solar features, and the August 21st Eclipse).
    'Halton Arp and his Peculiar Galaxies', (the life of a interesting modern astronomer and his interacting galaxies).
    'Planetary Nebula: from Messier to Abell', (what they are, how to observe, and astronomers involved both historical and modern).

List of Presentations! PDF

All I require for the displays is covered shelter, electricity, and tables.
For speaker presentations, I will need a VGA digital projector or large screen TV with HDMI.
(depending on the presentation, a chalk or whiteboard is optional)

Local Libraries:

Classroom settings:

Science Centers:

Outdoor Pavilions:

Zoom, Skype, or Google Hangouts:

Larry McHenry,   Pittsburgh, PA. USA

Larry McHenry