Announcing TEDxFSCJ Upcoming Salon: “Rediscovering Space”

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Join TEDxFSCJ at the Museum of Science & History (MOSH) for a salon focused on how Florida and the First Coast are accelerating the pace of space exploration. The TEDxFSCJ Salon, “Rediscovering Space,” will take place Thursday, December 7, 2017, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the MOSH Planetarium.

The evening’s speakers will include:

  • Kathleen O’Brady: Lead Certification System Engineer, NASA
  • Chelsea Partridge: Engineer, Lockheed Martin
  • Mike Reynolds: Professor of Astronomy, Florida State College at Jacksonville
  • Andrew Rush: CEO, Made in Space
  • Jennifer Ruliffson: Host and student, UNF

For millennia, people looked to the stars as a source of awe and inspiration. Today, new ventures between private industry and government agencies like NASA have reignited our sense of wonder, prompting many to ask not only when humans will finally reach Mars, but what careers and businesses are experiencing the greatest growth and how ordinary people and science professionals can get involved.

At the close of the evening, attendees will have the opportunity to look through telescopes positioned atop the museum roof—courtesy of JAX #popscope, the local affiliate of #Popscope, an urban movement of astronomers who host free, “pop-up” events across North America.

Cost: Free

When: Thursday, December 7, 2017, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Museum of Science and History; 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, Florida 32207

For more information, email TEDxFSCJ@gmail.com or visit tedxfscj.com. Register at https://tedxfscjrediscoveringspace.eventbrite.com/.

About FSCJ

Known as “the community’s college,” Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) exists to provide valuable, high-quality learning opportunities to anyone with the desire to enhance themselves through the pursuit of higher education. Serving more than 50,000 students and awarding more than 7,800 degrees and certificates on an annual basis, the College plays a significant role in supplying the region’s employers with a highly skilled, educated workforce.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a "wish," or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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