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Daytona Beach Campus Upcoming Events Jan. 20 - Feb. 27

Upcoming Events at Embry-Riddle include a lunar eclipse party, the Jaimie Younkin Quintet, and Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.

Embry-Riddle Lunar Eclipse Star Party

Sunday, Jan. 20 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. – Connolly Quad

Join the Embry-Riddle observatory staff and members of the Astronomy Club on Sunday night, Jan. 20 to observe the Super Blood Wolf Moon – the first total lunar eclipse in central Florida since 2015 – there will not be another until 2022!

Come for a Movie on the Lawn beginning at 8 p.m. Wear warm clothing, bring blankets and chairs. The eclipse begins at 9:36 p.m., with totality lasting from 11:41 p.m. to 12:43 a.m. Bring your own telescope, binoculars and camera. Set up your gear for yourself, or to share and view with others. Setup may begin as early at 5:30 p.m. Power supply will be limited and not guaranteed. Tell your friends! This event is free and open to the public.

And the name "Super Blood Wolf Moon?" Its super as in 'Supermoon', when a full moon occurs while it is at or near its closest point as it orbits Earth. Blood is as in blood moon, because it takes on a reddish hue, cast by the Earth’s shadow and Wolf Moon is just the nickname for a full moon in January.


Enjoy a Night of Smooth Jazz with the Jaimie Younkin Quintet

Thursday, Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m. – Mori Hosseini Student Union Events Center

Is Jamie Younkin a trumpet player who sings or a vocalist who plays trumpet? Join us and find out as Younkin and her quintet create a romantic evening full of artfully re-imagined jazz standards and sweet gossamer original compositions. The title of Younkin’s debut album “Did It Anyway” sends a gleefully defiant message to all of the mainstream musical norms she dynamically transcends. Check out her music at http://jamieyounkin.com/music. This concert is brought to you by the Arts & Letters Committee and sponsored by the Dr. Helen Wessel Endowment for the Humanities.

This event is free and open to the public. This event is free and open to the public. Click here for a map of campus – the building identified as the Jack R. Hunt Library is the location of the concert. There is free parking adjacent to the building.


 “Life in Motion” with the Puppet Wizards of the Cashore Marionettes

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m. – Willie Miller Instructional Center, Lemerand Auditorium

Unmatched in artistry, grace and movement, the internationally acclaimed Cashore Marionettes redefine the art of puppetry. Their moving and humorous performances have astounded audiences in Europe and across North America through a combination of virtuoso manipulation, humor, and classic music.  With awards from the Pew Foundation, the Jim Henson Foundation and the highest honors an American puppeteer can receive, the Cashore Marionettes will astound and amaze!

This event is presented by the Honors Program and is 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 the building.


Gravitational Waves, Black Holes and Neutron Stars with Nobel Laureate Ranier Weiss

Friday, Feb. 1, 7 p.m. – Willie Miller Instructional Center, Lemerand Auditorium

Join the Department of Physical Sciences, Astronomy Club and Arts & Letters Committee for an out-of-this-world presentation and Observatory Open House. Meet Nobel Laureate and Professor Emeritus of Physics at MIT, Dr. Rainer Weiss, who is best known for his contributions in gravitational physics and astrophysics, particularly for inventing the laser interferometric technique that is the basic operation of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). Weiss will present the annual Elston Memorial Physics Lecture on “Gravitational Waves, Black Holes and the Coalescence of Two Neutron Stars.” 


What’s New and Wonderful at the National Air & Space Museum with Dr. Ellen Stofan

Monday, Feb. 4, 7 p.m. – Willie Miller Instructional Center, Lemerand Auditorium

Join Embry-Riddle Speaker Series Director Marc Bernier as he interviews Dr. Ellen Stofan of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. Stofan joined our favorite museum as the John and Adrienne Mars Director in April 2018. She has more than 25 years’ experience in space-related organizations and was chief scientist at NASA from 2013 to 2016, helping guide plans to get humans back to the Moon and on to Mars. An audience Q&A session follows the discussion.

This event is 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 the building.


The National Players Present Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 7 p.m. – Willie Miller Instructional Center, Lemerand Auditorium

Get ready to laugh!  The award-winning National Players present a new twist on “Twelfth Night,” Shakespeare's classic comedy of mistaken identity. Co-sponsored by the Office of the President and the Art & Letters Committee. Come early for snacks and refreshments at 6 p.m. in the Willie Miller Lobby. The performance begins at 7 p.m. Students, staff and faculty attend free. $5 for 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 the building.


Dr. Pat Anderson

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m. – Willie Miller Instructional Center, Lemerand Auditorium

The Speaker Series joins the celebration of National Engineering week with a presentation/interview/Q&A session with Dr Pat Anderson, Professor of Aerospace Engineering at ERAU. The discussion will be moderated by Marc Bernier.

This event is 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 the building.


The Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company (WHDC)

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m. – Willie Miller Instructional Center, Lemerand Auditorium

Hailed as one of the most captivating dance troupes in the Midwest, The Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company (WHDC) proudly calls Kansas City home. Known for its diverse artists, the company s mission is to present the best of American contemporary dance through exposure to nationally renowned and emerging artists. WHCDC has a bold, athletic style with repertoire ranging from the lyrical to the avant garde. The company does not shy away from using dance as a vehicle to address social issues to spark perspective and speak to the human spirit.

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