Join SA Current Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Friday, March 16, 2018

National Geographic, NASA Presentation Offers Breathtaking Look at the Universe

Posted By on Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 10:30 AM

click to enlarge TERRY VIRTS
  • Terry Virts
Perspective is a powerful but tricky thing. It’s powerful in that it can entirely alter our understanding of our own lives and/or facets of them, and it’s tricky in that it often falls into the category of the unknown. National Geographic’s View from Above, a book that has evolved into a traveling talk accompanied by stunning visuals, is all about fostering perspective.

Sunday’s presentation, which will be delivered by NASA astronaut and former International Space Station (ISS) Commander Terry Virts, specifically looks to inject perspective into our view of Earth and the life on it, including our own. As Virts takes attendees on a journey through breathtaking stills and videos (many of which he himself captured) from the ISS, the effect is sublime: a mix of awe and feelings of smallness.



Viewed from above, the thesis goes, it’s impossible not to see all life on Earth as deeply interconnected and overwhelmingly beautiful. The hope is that perhaps this perspective can help foster a strong sense of global togetherness and environmental stewardship.

$20-$45, Sun March 18, 4pm, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, H-E-B Performance Hall, 100 Auditorium Circle, (210) 223-8624, tobincenter.org.
Get our top picks for the best events in San Antonio every Thursday morning. Sign up for our Events Newsletter.

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

San Antonio Current works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of San Antonio and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep San Antonio's true free press free.

Related Locations

Read the Digital Print Issue

May 20, 2020

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2020 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation