Date: Monday, Dec. 11

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Holiday Inn, Bozeman

Our neighborhoods are festooned with dish antennas pointed skyward. What are they pointing at? How can the GPS receiver in our phones and cars tell us where we are, anytime, anywhere? Which satellites are taking pictures of our homes from outer space? Spy movies often show stern people commanding satellites over some evil empire to watch the bad guys. Can spy satellites really do that? These are some of the questions to be explored in this program, as we discuss what is over our heads, and why satellites are so important to modern life.

Elwell JohnInstructor: John Elwell spent his career in the space business, building instruments and managing programs for space research at the Space Dynamics Laboratory at Utah State University. He worked on many different missions that studied the Earth, our solar system, and the universe. John holds electrical engineering degrees from University of Utah and Utah State University.