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Size and Distance in the Universe – Ken Bertin
September 25, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The sizes of objects in the cosmos, and distances between them are important concepts when it comes to astronomy – and can often be difficult to wrap one’s head around.
Ken Bertin discusses “Size and Distance” in the universe; Ken has given this talk countless times to audiences ranging from the very young to the very old – he claims this is one of his favorite talks.
Ken Bertin has been a hobbyist astronomer for 68 years; he is a volunteer NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador, and a lifetime member of the Warren Astronomical Society – where he has served as President and Vice-President. Ken has traveled all over the globe to see 10 Total Solar Eclipses, 4 Annular eclipses, 7 Transits of Mercury, 2 transits of Venus and 15 Lunar eclipses!
He has given over 500 presentations to astronomy clubs, schools and social organizations. His specialty is astronomy as a historical perspective in that the life and times over over 50 astronomers have been the subject of his talks. He also frequently does presentations about what is new in astronomy.
He is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a BS in finance (he is a financial planner, by trade), He is also a sports official for several sports at both the high school and collegiate level. He has been married to his wife Linda for 48 years, and has a married daughter and three teenage grandsons.