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Voyager Lecture Series: UTAH 20,000 BC! The Rise and Fall of Ice Age Mammals

December 10, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$15
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Voyager Lecture Series

With Ron Smith
UTAH 20,000 BC! The Rise and Fall of Ice Age Mammals

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
6:30pm Pre-lecture Social in the Studio with refreshments
7:30pm Lecture in the theater

If we could travel back in time to Utah during the great ice age, we would hardly recognize our
state. Lake Bonneville would cover about one quarter of our territory. The climate would be
much colder and wetter, resembling the conditions now experienced in Eastern Canada. Amid this cooler climate, giant
mammals roamed across Utah. They included saber toothed cats, lions, the short-faced bear, the giant ground sloth, the
elephant like mastodon, and the woolly mammoth.
On Tuesday, December 10, Voyager Lecturer Ron Smith will describe these remarkable animals of ice age Utah. As a
former tour guide and volunteer fossil preparer at the Page Museum of Natural History, he's actually extracted ice age
mammal and bird fossils found at the La Brea Tar Pits. Our Center for the Performing Arts becomes a time machine.
Travel with Ron to a remarkable era of huge mammals and birds.

About Ron Smith

Ron Smith’s teaching and lecturing career began at age 9 when his farther took
him to see a planetarium show at the Griffith Observatory. Ten years later Ron’s
dream came true when he began giving planetarium shows at Griffith while
pursuing an astronomy degree at the University of Southern California. After
graduating from USC, Ron began his 34-year teaching career in the California
Community College system. He first directed the Tessmann Planetarium at
Santa
Ana College, then two years later, became a professor of astronomy at Santa
Monica College. In 1984 he left Southern California and taught for 18 years at Santa Rosa Junior College. There he
produced planetarium programs for the college star theater, and taught astronomy, meteorology, and earth science.
Ron Smith considers himself to be a planetarium educator. His experience in junior college teaching, public lecturing at
the Page Museum of Natural history, and planetarium show production gives him a broad-based science background. In
retirement, Ron continues to enjoy sharing his love of science with audiences at Sunriver, Dixie State University, and the
Kayenta Center for the Performing Arts.
On Tuesday, December 10, Voyager Lecturer Ron Smith will describe these remarkable animals of ice age Utah. As a
former tour guide and volunteer fossil preparer at the Page Museum of Natural History, he’s actually extracted ice age
mammal and bird fossils found at the La Brea Tar Pits. Our Center for the Arts becomes a time machine. Travel with Ron
to a remarkable era of huge mammals and birds.

Ron Smith considers himself to be a planetarium educator. His experience in junior college
teaching, public lecturing at the Page Museum of Natural history, and planetarium show
production gives him a broad based science background. In retirement, Ron continues to enjoy
sharing his love of science with audiences at Sunriver, Dixie State University, and the Kayenta
Center for the Performing Arts.

Tickets are $15, including pre-show refreshments.

The Voyager Lecture Series is generously sponsored by:



 


This lecture will begin at 7:30pm on December 10th. An informal gathering beings at 6:30pm. Tickets are $15 including refreshments.

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Details

Date:
December 10, 2019
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
$15
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Venue

Center for the Arts at Kayenta
881 Coyote Gulch Court
Ivins, UT 84738
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Phone:
435-674-2787
Website:
www.KayentaArts.com