Physics Honor Society welcomes Cincinnati Observatory astronomer on Feb. 27

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Dean Regas, former co-host of the PBS TV show Star Gazers, will be speaking at Marietta College at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, February 27th, at the Anderson Hancock Planetarium. His topic is “I Want to Believe: Returning to an Age of Reason.”

Marietta College’s chapter of Sigma Pi Sigma (physics honor society) is hosting the public science lecture with Regas, who has been the astronomer for the Cincinnati Observatory since 2000.

After 20 years of public speaking at the Cincinnati Observatory, Regas has heard every astronomy conspiracy theory and doomsday prediction in the universe — and frankly, he’s worried. He’s worried that we are slipping into an age of growing superstition. In his rational, often humorous lecture, Regas tackles such controversial topics as The Mayan Calendar, moon landing, UFO sightings, Doomsday Comets, Astrology, and the Star of Bethlehem.

The truth is out there and Regas shows why it is important to confront superstitions head-on and how you can champion a new age of reason.

There will be a book signing in the lobby of the planetarium from 6:45-7:30 p.m. Weather permitting, there will be a telescopic viewing at 8:30 p.m.