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November 20th, 2018
November 20th, 2018
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Fall Lecture Series: Magic of the Night Sky

Join David T. Chapman. Ever wonder what the sky is doing above while you are sleeping? This program offers an in depth look at the night sky. Everything from beautiful northern lights and shooting stars, to the intense activity of thunderstorms - see not only incredible displays of lightning but also the developing structure and movement of the clouds above. Have you ever looked up at the moon and seen a ring around it and wondered what caused this to happen? This program will answer that question. Enjoy time lapses of shooting stars - watch dust and smoke from their impact as they move across the sky, well after the meteor has burned up in our atmosphere. See the only waterspout caught over Lake Erie at night. All this and more in one exciting presentation demonstrating the beauty and the Magic of the Night Sky. 

David T. Chapman is self-taught in both storm chasing and the art of photography. He has been pursuing his career professionally since the age of eighteen. He learned at a very young age from his father to appreciate his environment in the surrounding countryside. He enjoys taking photographs and video of weather phenomena, especially lightning, as well as scenery and nature. David likes to seek out unusual examples of nature such as albino robins, ice crystal formations and frozen water droplets. He has found multi-petalled Ontario Trilliums, the highest of which had 33 petals and was found in Grey County, Ontario. David is also a professional speaker and enjoys entertaining and educating a good crowd. His main areas of expertise are Weather/Aurora Borealis, Local Interests and Scenery of Ontario, Birds and Wildlife. David's work has been featured on many networks including The Weather Network, Global, CTV, City TV, CBC Toronto and others. After over 15 years of studying all aspects of weather, David is now involved in researching past tornadic events across our province to fine tune his thunderstorm forecasting.

This presentation is part of our Fall Lecture Series taking place on Tuesday afternoons in November at 2:30 p.m. in our Theatre. Complimentary refreshments following. Free with admission. Members free as always. Check out the advantages of being a Grey Roots member.

Magic of the Night Sky

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