2016 THURSDAY EVENING TALKS at Sandy Bay Yacht Club ~ 7 P.M.
Complimentary Refreshments ~ Guests Welcome
The popular Thursday night Talk series will be held again
this summer, so mark your calendars now! Kicking off the Talks on July 7
is Jesse Fielding, nephew of SBYC members Ed and Betsy Salas. Hailing
from Kingston, RI, Jesse Fielding entered filmdom at the age of 20, not
as an actor but as a sailor. A contestant in the grueling Transpac
sailing race between Honolulu and Los Angeles, he appeared prominently
in the Walt Disney Pictures documentary covering that event, Morning
On July 21, we are delighted to welcome William H.
Waller, Ph.D. His talk is titled, “Navigating the Cosmos”. Bill will
take us on a cosmic journey -- from Rockport’s Front Beach into the
Solar System, Milky Way and beyond. Along the way, he will show how
astronomers reckon distances and sizes of myriad celestial wonders. It
can take a lifetime to effectively navigate the currents, waves, winds,
and shoals of Sandy Bay. It is another thing altogether to navigate our
planet, galaxy, and universe. Bill is a former NASA astrophysicist and
Tufts professor of astronomy. He currently teaches physical sciences at
Rockport High School and writes general interest books on astronomy.
For those new SBYC members or members and guests who have not had the
opportunity to attend one of the Talks, the format is relaxed and
informal. The talks begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday evenings with
refreshments. The talks are 45 minutes to an hour and are not limited to
boating. We look to appeal to a variety of interests. Talks are
generally hosted by one or two members who share the responsibilities of
the refreshments. If you would like to host, or have a suggestion for a
speaker, please contact Shelley Vassallo at firstname.lastname@example.org.