The recent photographs sent back from the Mars Orbiter Camera have reinvigorated the idea of life on Mars and even renewed interest in the sightings of strange objects and lights in the skies above Roswell, N.M., in July 1947.
Explore the “Mysteries of Space and Sky” (CCS 574) at a 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. conference Saturday, Oct. 30, in the Humanities Building Room 112 at Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway, Arnold.
Keynote speaker is S. Peter Resta, Ph.D., of Arnold, a psychotherapist, researcher and part-time psychology instructor at AACC. He will discuss “Mysteries of Space and Sky: Past is Present.”
U.S. Navy retired Capt. Robert Durant will explore the mystery of what really crashed in Roswell, N.M., in “Roswell? Yes!” Anna Jamerson, a horse farm owner and operator who says she was abducted by aliens, will present, “Abductions: Who’s Involved and Why.” She co-authored “Connections: Solving Our Alien Abduction Mystery.”
Other speakers include Thomas Van Flandern, who has a doctorate in astrophysics, discussing “The Evolving Mars Story: Evidence for a Former Civilization?” An author, retired astronomer and consultant, he is a cosmologist with metaresearch.org.
Ufologists Robert P. Swiatek, a board member of Fund for UFO Research, focuses his talk on “UFOs, Science and the New Millennium.” His wife, Susan L. Swiatek, director of the Mutual UFO Network in Virginia and organizer of the 1999 Mutual Unidentified Flying Object Network (MUFON) convention, will discuss “Men in Black: Just a Halloween Fairy Tale?”
The $25 conference does not include lunch. Registration is under way. For information, call 410-777-2055.