Star Quest 17 SCHEDULE  just click this button   Schedule

In general we have several classroom presentation Wednesday thru Saturday on various astronomy and science subjects. We also have Keynote Presentations each evening. The KEYNOTE speakers for this year are:


WEDNESDAY: DR. SHANE LARSON: Research Professor of Physics at Northwestern University, Associate Director of CIERA (Northwestern University Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics); Fellow, American Physical Society.

Topic: “The Dark Side of the Universe: Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Galaxy and Cosmos”

THURSDAY: DR. CAITLIN AHRENS: NASA Postdoctoral Program, Fellow at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, LRO Diviner Science Team Member.

Topic: "Bang, Boom, Pop, Fizz: Space Volcanoes!"

FRIDAY: MARK “INDY” KOCHTE: Mission Operations Specialist, Applied Physics Laboratory.

Topic: “What’s New with New Horizons?”

SATURDAY: DR. JASON P. DWORKIN: Senior Scientist for Astrobiology, Project Scientist, OSIRIS-Rex, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Topic: “Returning a Piece of the Ancient Solar System: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission”


The final daytime schedule is usually not available until shortly before the event. We will post information here and on our FaceBook page when available.  If you would like to see how we conduct our star party you can follow the link below. This will take you to the 2019 schedule and give you an idea what to expect this year. 

STAR QUEST 2019 Schedule