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Daytona Beach Campus Upcoming Events Nov. 5-16

Upcoming Events at Embry-Riddle include Cellist Matt Haimovitz and an Astronomy Open House and Science Lecture on Mars.

Monday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m. (This event is free and open to the public)

"The Pilot Shortage 2.0 - Where Are We Now"

Willie Miller Instructional Center, Lemerand Auditorium

A 2017 Boeing study estimated that more than 600,000 commercial airline pilots will be needed globally and 104,000 in North America over the next two decades. There is also a big push to get flight students through the training faster, cheaper and more effectively so that airlines can continue to safely operate the National Air Space System.

In a panel discussion led by Assistant Dean and Chair of the Flight Department, Dr. Ken Byrnes, the audience will hear the latest on the nationwide pilot shortage. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and share insights.

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m. (This event is free and open to the public)

Cellist Matt Haimovitz Offers A Moveable Feast of Bach Suites

Willie Miller Instructional Center, Lemerand Auditorium

Matt HaimovitzAcclaimed cellist and musical pioneer Matt Haimovitz offers a brilliant musical variation on the concept of A Moveable Feast. In addition to performing the Bach Suites for Unaccompanied Cello in Embry-Riddle's Lemerand Auditorium during the evening of Nov. 6, he will first offer a unique experience unparalleled in the classical music world - a series of pop-up concerts at various locations around the Daytona Beach Campus and community on Monday, Nov. 5.

Bach's Suites for Unaccompanied Cello (1717-1723) are some of the most moving and spiritual compositions for a solo instrument in history. Each pop-up concert on Monday will be unexpected and remarkable. In addition to the Bach suites, overtures by Philip Glass, Du Yun, Vijay Iyer, and others will be performed. The concerts are presented by the Honors Program. Please contact Michelle Howell for more information at restivom@erau.edu

Friday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m. (This event is free and open to the public)

Astronomy Open House and Science Lecture on Mars

Willie Miller Instructional Center, Lemerand Auditorium and College of Arts & Sciences

Here's your chance to look through one of the largest telescopes in Florida and hear a world class talk on the planet Mars.

Embry-Riddle's Physical Sciences Department and the College of Arts & Sciences (COAS) present an out of this world astronomy lecture beginning at 7 p.m. in the Lemerand Auditorium. Dr. Michael Chaffin, with the Laboratory of Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder will discuss his work studying the planet Mars and the NASA Maven mission.

The COAS Observatory in the College of Arts & Sciences building opens at 8 p.m. It's your chance to look through a truly remarkable telescope, the 1-meter (40 inches) Ritchey-Chrétien reflecting telescope high atop COAS. Hosted by the Embry-Riddle Amateur Astronomy Club and the Embry-Riddle Observatory, the Astronomy Lecture and Open House events are free and open to the public.

For a map of campus, go to https://daytonabeach.erau.edu/about/directions/map/ and look for the Willie Miller Instructional Center. There is free parking adjacent to both buildings.

MEDIA CONTACT: James Roddey, Director of Communications, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla.; (386) 226-6198; james.roddey@erau.edu



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