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(AT) BPTMN Meeting
10/08/2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
October 8 Meeting:
Topic: “How to Discover a New Planet“
Speaker: Dr. David Baker
Dr. David Baker explores extreme stuff on Earth and other planets. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin, and his Master’s and Ph.D. from UCLA in Geophysics and Space Physics. Dr. Baker later worked as a research scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center investigating extreme precipitation events on Earth. He currently serves as Chair and Professor of Physics at Austin College in Sherman, Texas and is the Director of the Adams Observatory, which houses the largest research telescope in north Texas.
Dr. Baker has been honored as Texas Professor of the Year by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation, named a “Global Hero in Education” by Microsoft’s Partners in Learning, listed as one of the Best 300 Professors by Princeton Review, and awarded “Most Creative Teachers in the South” by Oxford American magazine.
His award-winning book The 50 Most Extreme Places in Our Solar System has been published in English, German, Korean, and Japanese.
The Texas Master Naturalist program develops local teams of “master volunteers” to provide educational and outreach services aimed at the better management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities. The Texas Master Naturalist program is a partnership between the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Texas Parks & Wildlife, and other local partners. We meet in the Science Resource Center at the end of the road – NOT the main museum building and parking lot which you’ll pass on the right. There may be occasional exceptions to the meeting place – check this calendar for details.
AT Approved (State requirement – 1 hour max)