The modern light of innovation has lit many of our streets, cities, and homes, but in the process our vision of the heavens has been hindered. Local astronomer and conservationist Bernie Arghiere will open a gap through the haze and show us what’s going on beyond our pale blue dot. From the comfort of your couch, learn about comets, planets, the summer solstice, and astronomical events. Seize the opportunity to take this knowledge and see such celestial bodies for yourself.
Bernard Arghiere has been involved in astronomy for over four decades and has taught numerous astronomy-related classes and workshops at OLLI at UNC Asheville. He is the recipient of the 2010 North Carolina Champion of Science award from the NC Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center. Mr. Arghiere has been involved with the design and construction of three astronomical observatories in the Asheville region, and he is the former president of the Astronomy Club of Asheville.
This year, our June Jamboree celebration looks quite different than it has in previous years – it’s going to be a week-long celebration of conservation work from the Highlands of Roan to the farming communities in the French Broad River watershed. We invite you to come along with us on virtual adventures or self-guided driving tours. You don’t have to choose — you can enjoy them all! Check out the descriptions below; video, maps and other content will be posted June 15-20.