Past meets future in the person of Dr. Ken Potocki, a retired space scientist with an avid interest in the people and history of our country. He will take us on a journey through 19th Century Maryland using the stories embedded in old US bank notes and intrigue us with tales of wildcat banking practices in the 1800s.
As a SPECIAL BONUS, Dr. Potocki will also bring us up to date on what’s happening these days at NASA. During his long career, he managed numerous programs being operated for NASA by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, among them the Hopkins Telescope, now on permanent display at the Air & Space Museum. He also managed the start of the Parker Solar Probe Mission to the Sun that launched this past August.
Location: Green Valley Y
Fee: $12/person (Includes lunch)