Science Club explores the night sky


Last updated 10/17/2023 at 9:35am

Have you ever looked up into the starry night sky and wondered what’s out there — and how it all works?

Former Sisters resident Dr. Bob Collins moved to a desert town near the Mexican border five years ago. After a successful career in neuroscience and neurology at various institutions, including the National Institutes of Health, Harvard University, and UCLA, he has finally found the time and the ideal location to pursue his interest in astronomy. Armed with two telescopes, a camera, and his background in research, he took the leap into exploration of the starry skies.

Dr. Collins will share what he has learned during his presentation “Starry Nights in a Dark Desert: How Outer Space Makes Inner Sense” at The Belfry on Tuesday, October 24, at 7 p.m. His return to Sisters will launch the 2023-2024 Frontiers in Science lecture series sponsored by the Sisters Science Club.

Dr. Collins cofounded the organization and is eager to kick-start the series after the COVID-19 pandemic hiatus.

Social hour begins at 6 p.m. with light fare, beer, and wine available for purchase. Admission is $5 at the door; teachers and students are admitted free. The Belfry is located at 302 E. Main Ave., Sisters.

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