'Star Trek' science panel is Oct. 22

By Haywood County Library | Oct 11, 2016
Courtesy of: Haywood County Public Library

September marked the 50-year anniversary of "Star Trek," the long-running science fiction show that boldly went where no one had gone before. The show has spawned several spin-offs and multiple movies, including the recent reboot featuring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto as the iconic Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock.

Fans of the series are invited to come to the Waynesville Library for a discussion of "Star Trek" science at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, in the auditorium. Join members of the Asheville Star Trek club, USS Alaric (a chapter of Starfleet, the international Star Trek Fan Association) for a two-part presentation.

Members will discuss how "Star Trek" talked about exploring strange new worlds and seeking out new life and new civilization, and how NASA and other countries' space agencies are doing that for real (Hubble, Kepler, Cassini, SETI, etc.). There will also be a discussion about how "Star Trek's" sci-fi technology has become real over the decades.

For more information, call 356-2511.