Middle Tennessee Group of the Sierra Club Enjoying the outdoors
Monthly Programs - Free Programs focus on educational and conservation issues

WHEN: Second Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Program topics below.

WHERE: Radnor Lake Visitor Center,1160 Otter Creek Road, Nashville. Note - you must enter from Granny White Pike.

October Program Meeting, Thursday, October 9th, 7:00 p.m. at Radnor Lake Visitor Center.

Harvesting Space for a Greener Earth

Harvesting Space for a Greener Earth We are excited and honored to host Les Johnson, physicist, author of science fiction/science fact, and the Senior Technical Advisor for the Advanced Concepts Office at NASA in Huntsville. His is also a co-investigator for the University of Surrey's Deploytech (Solar Sail) Project and served as the NASA co-investigator on the Japanese T-Rex Space Tether Experiment. He has received three NASA Exceptional Achievement Medals and was the featured interstellar explorer in January 2013 issue of National Geographic.

Less will discuss how space technology can help solve (in long term) some of the energy and environmental issues we face here on Earth. His presentation to the Sierra Club will be drawn from his book Harvesting Space for a Greener Earth. He has also written science fiction books including Rescue Mode, Going Stellar and Back to the Moon.Popular science books include Solar Sails, Living Off the Land in Space, Shy Alert: When Satellites Fail, and Paradise Regained. Les will be bringing books autograph.

November Program Meeting, Thursday, November 13th, 7:00 p.m. at Radnor Lake Visitor Center.

Ice Climbing

Ice Climbing with Ronson Dykstra Ronson Dykstra will present our first-ever program on Ice Climbing! Ronson has climbed in Canada and Northern Michigan. The program will include photographs from his climbs, tales of his adventures, and information on how it's done. Please join us for this unique opportunity.

Participants may stay for some or all activities. Light refreshments will be served. The program is free and open to the public (children are welcome). Please be sure to enter the park on the Granny White Pike side of the park.

The public is invited to this free presentation. We hope to see you there!

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