KVAS Meetings for 2022-2023
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Tues., October 25, 2022 -- Stephen Ramsden -- Ralph: A Story of Barred Owl Survival (CHANGED DATE DUE TO HURRICANE IAN)
Steve will chronicle the activity of a family of Barred Owls that have nested in recent years at a private nature preserve he manages near Atlanta, showing
the challenges the owls face in raising their young before and after fledging.
Stephen W. Ramsden is the founder and Director of the world’s highest-volume “hands-on” solar Astronomy/Sunlight in Nature outreach program - The Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project/Sunlit Earth!, named in memoriam for a fellow veteran and air traffic controller who died from suicide in 2007. Ramsden is retired from military/civil service in the US Navy and as an Air Traffic Controller for the Federal Aviation Administration. He is a noted motivational science speaker around the world with appearances at several major astronomy and science conventions in the US and abroad. He has been published in countless periodicals and internet sites including Sky & Telescope, Astronomy magazine, National Geographic, NASA Space weather, NASA Solar and Heliophysics Observatory website, Spaceweather.com, Expedition News, The Audubon Society, and many, many others. Ramsden holds professional and educational titles in Astrophysics, Nuclear Propulsion, Aviation Safety, Equal Employment Opportunity/Civil Rights, Air Traffic Control, and Meteorology. He also holds certifications in Audubon Master Birder and Ecology and advanced STEM education.