NASA’s John Weis to speak at W.A. Gayle Planetarium on Wednesday

October 21, 2019

NASA education program specialist John Weis will discuss past, present and future NASA missions and discoveries that shape mankind’s understanding of the universe at the W.A. Gayle Planetarium on Wednesday.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 6:30 p.m. and is sponsored by Troy University’s School of Science and Technology, the Department of Chemistry of Physics, and the W.A. Gayle Planetarium, which is operated by the University on behalf of the City of Montgomery.

Weis will discuss the sun, planets, comets, asteroids, galaxies, starts and discoveries made as a result of NASA’s space and ground-based missions.

“Troy University’s School of Science and Technology is pleased to partner with the W.A. Gayle Planetarium to make this event possible,” said Dr. Govind K. Menon, professor of physics and director of the School of Science and Technology. “Through this partnership, we are striving to bring even more programming to the Planetarium as we seek to expand our outreach to the City of Montgomery and the surrounding communities.”

W.A. Gayle Planetarium, the region’s premier facility for astronomy and science education, is located at 1010 Forest Ave. in Montgomery’s Oak Park. For additional information on this or other programs, contact the Planetarium at 334-625-4799 or visit the Planetarium’s Facebook page,