Rocket scientist Jack Clemons to present 'Why Science Matters' March 20
Author and rocket scientist Jack Clemons will return to the Cordrey Center in Millsboro Wednesday, March 20, for a 6 p.m. presentation. "Why Science Matters" is a light, informative and humorous look at the practical need for science and mathematics in everyday life.
Clemons will take an unusual look at the practical dilemmas people face each day: a dad urging a teenager to take high school math seriously, a mom worried about her baby's vaccines, an impatient driver tailgating the vehicle in front, or someone just curious about the way things work. The audience will find something new to consider in his talk and try their hands at separating the bogus from the real deal in a number of pop culture beliefs.
His presentation will include film clips, photographs, illustrations and anecdotes, as well as insights drawn from his years of looking at the world a little differently. Clemons' earlier Cordrey Center presentation, "Catching Apollo," relating his experiences on NASA's Apollo Moon Program was very well received. Later this year he will return for an encore of that talk.
Clemons was an engineer and executive with Lockheed Martin; his career spanned NASA's Apollo and Space Shuttle programs as well as the redesign of air traffic control systems for the United States and the United Kingdom. He's published several science fiction stories and was featured in the Science Channel's six-part documentary series, "Moon Machines," which explored the design of the Apollo Program spacecraft.
Admission is $10. Refreshments, including wine, will be served. Preregister to ensure space is available by calling 302-945-3489. The Cordrey Center is at East Coast Garden Center, just off of Route 24, at 30366 Cordrey Road, Millsboro.