Kirby explains how he brings the awe and excitement of space exploration into people's everyday lives.
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Space is huge and there is so much to talk about! Possible speaking topics for your group could include
The Cutting Edge of Spacecraft Exploration of the Planets, Moons, and Asteroids around the Solar System.
What is the most awe-inspiring natural location you’ve ever been to? Maybe the Grand Canyon or the beaches of Bora Bora? What emotions would you feel if you could see—up close—the landscapes on the worlds beyond Earth? Seeing the latest spacecraft images from around the Solar System, prepare to scrape your jaw off the floor as Dr. Kirby Runyon helps you understand what you’re seeing. Ride along with him as he was the first person to glimpse mountains on Pluto as NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft zipped past that tiny planet. Discover the morning fog role through Mars’ Grand Canyon—Valles Mariners. Witness the violence of volcanoes from Hawaii to Jupiter’s moon Io and beyond.
Attendees leave with a heightened sense of awe of the natural world above them and equipped with the knowledge to feed their newfound interest. “His obvious excitement and enthusiasm for his subject was contagious, and he was able to break down some complex systems into understandable pieces.”
Planets in Your Backyard
Your next vacation could be to the Moon…on Earth!
What do Volcanoes National Park, White Sands National Park, and Jasper National Park have in common? They are places you can visit to give you a glimpse of the Moon, Mars, Pluto, and beyond without leaving Earth. In this talk, Dr. Kirby Runyon reveals the National and State Parks and other public lands that bear a striking resemblance to extraterrestrial landscapes. Unlike their outer space counterparts, these are places you can actually visit on your next vacation!
Stupid Astronaut Tricks
Float in Zero Gravity and Moon Bounce Like an Astronaut.
The Zero Gravity Corporation gives you the chance to experience the low gravity in space…without flying higher than a commercial jet. Kirby has flown on over a dozen zero gravity flights and knows all the tricks. He’ll describe what it feels like, what you can do on a future flight, and how your experience will connect you—viscerally—to the Moon, Mars, Mercury, asteroids, and of course, outer space.
Science and Spirituality
Can I be both a scientific and a spiritual person?
Dr. Kirby Runyon shares his personal story in spirituality and science. A passion for space science and lifelong spiritual practice combine in complimentary ways. Kirby shatters the misconception that scientists can’t be spiritual while staying true to the scientific method.
“Kirby has spent decades integrating his two life passions--faith and science--into a beautiful tapestry. He weaves together these oft-opposed subjects in thought-provoking and accessible ways, encouraging his audience to think deeply, question their assumptions, and take in the wonder and grandeur of it all. His ability to communicate with energy and precision is unmatched, which pairs superbly with his thoughtfulness and insight.”
Contact me for your event! 484-942-9827 or kirby [at] planex [dot] space. I often request a modest honorarium but speak pro bono on a case-by-case basis.