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Ruth Pauley Lecture Series lectures are free and open to the public, and registration is required of all attendees. Registering in advance is recommended. Registration for this event will open Monday, March 11, at 10:00 am.


"EXPLORE NASA: SAILING THE NEW COSMIC SEA TO REVEAL THE UNKNOWN FOR THE BENEFIT OF HUMANITY"


More than 50 years after the Eagle landed at Tranquility Base, Dr. Weiss will discuss NASA’s preparation to send the Artemis II crew further than ever before into space aiming to establish a permanent base of operations at the Moon’s South Pole and in lunar orbit. This foundational outpost, on the shores of a vast cosmic sea, will allow humans eventually to follow the trailblazing robotic missions that explore our Solar System and beyond, some of which look back nearly to the beginning of the Universe itself.


Dr. Weiss is a NASA STEM Engagement & Educator Professional Development Collaborative (EPDC) Specialist at NASA’s Langley Research Center. In a quest to fulfill a lifelong dream of flying in space, Dr. Weiss originally trained as a neuroscientist, including research work at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. For the past 23 years, she has merged her scientific training with her passion for education as a middle school, high school, and undergraduate science educator. Since 2010, Dr. Weiss has also contributed to various NASA STEM Engagement (Education) projects, including the NASA Educators Online Network (NEON), NASA/NSTA Teacher Learning Journeys (TLJ), and NASA’s Aerospace Education Services Project (AESP).



Lectures begin at 7 p.m. at Bradshaw Performing Arts Center's Owens Auditorium, on campus at Sandhills Community College.

GENERAL SEATING (choose your seat after you enter the theatre)

LOBBY DOORS and the BOX OFFICE open 1 hour before curtain.

THEATER DOORS open for seating approximately 30 minutes before curtain.


***There is no need to arrive extraordinarily early. Know that if you choose to arrive prior to lobby doors opening, there is no place to sit and wait for the lobby to open other than the outdoor benches in Evelyn's Courtyard.


Ruth Pauley Lecture Series does not censor performances or make any guarantees of lecture content. We encourage parents to use their discretion when deciding if a lecture is appropriate for their child.
CONCESSIONS AVAILABLE at this performance: beer, wine, soda, snacks

FREE PARKING for attendees, on campus at Sandhills Community College


All children under 13 must be seated with an adult at this RPLS event. Children under 5 will not be permitted into the theatre. Everyone attending the event, regardless of age, must be registered.

Any person disrupting this lecture or inhibiting the enjoyment of other guests at an RPLS event may be removed from the theatre.


Ruth Pauley Lecture Series reservations have no cash value and are not available for purchase. Cancellation, postponement, or rescheduling of this event does not entitle reservation holders to any form of refund or settlement.


Venue Information

Owens Auditorium
3395 Airport Road
Pinehurst, NC 28374

Organizer Information

Ruth Pauley Lecture Series


3395 Airport Road
Pinehurst, NC 28374
(910) 695-3800

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