The sixteenth annual Winter Lecture Series kicks off with a program that will give you a break from the chill of winter and make you think of warm summer days. The presenter, Mark Adams, grew up in the east and after receiving his Ph.D. in astronomy at the University of Arizona, spent ten years as Site Director for the University of Texas-McDonald Observatory. Mark moved from Texas to Charlottesville, Virginia to take a position at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO). Over the past year he spent seven weeks photographing butterflies in South America and Africa. His presentation will feature many of his butterfly photographs from Peru, Ghana, and Virginia.
The Winter Lecture Series is presented by the Friends of Smith Mountain Lake State Park. Proceeds go to help fund educational programs and projects in the park. Additional dates for the 2018 Winter Lecture Series include February 11, March 11, and April 8.