Sunday, February 10, 2013

An Evening with Logan Law Enforcement Responders

The Logan City Police Department, in the wake of numerous active gunman scenarios has developed a brief educational program they would like to present to business or management employees or church congregations.  The program is put together in such a way as to direct the most appropriate action/reaction to the active gunman scenario and to educate listeners as to what they can expect from their local law enforcement responders.  The program will take about an hour to hour and a half based on a question and answer period.  

Cache Community Connections members felt this would be an important informational lecture and wanted to sponsor it as part of their Concert and Lecture Series.  Therefore a presentation is planned for  March 8th, Friday, at 7pm in the Logan Tabernacle.  

Police Chief Gary Jensen

As Chief Jensen states in his letter about the presentation to Business and Ecclesiastical leaders in our community, "Knowledge is the key to the most favorable outcome in these types of events. Understanding creates presence of mind and will help minimize the chaos and the injury and mortality rate."

The Logan Tabernacle Concert and Lecture Series is sponsored by  Cache Community Connections and appreciates the support of the Cache County RAPZ tax.

Monday, February 4, 2013

An Evening with the Stars: Cache Valley's Role in Space

Friday, February 8, at 7:00 p.m. in the Logan Tabernacle and it is free of charge.

The next event in the Logan Tabernacle Concert and Lecture Series is one back by popular demand. An Evening with the Stars: Cache Valley’s Role in Space tells the history of the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission, USU’s involvement, and will show on the Tabernacle’s large screen many of the stunning images captured by the WISE instrument. 

The presenter is JOHN ELLWELL, the program manager for the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, built by USU’s Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL). The WISE telescope was created by SDL for NASA to survey the whole sky. Launched into orbit in December 2009, WISE scanned the entire sky in infrared wavelengths, taking millions of spectacular images, and discovered distant galaxies, comets and brown dwarf stars, and thousands of previously unknown asteroids.

Mr. Elwell holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in electrical engineering, and has spent the last 25 years working on space instrumentation. He has been involved in a variety of NASA and military programs, ranging from upper atmospheric research looking at aurora, to monitoring global earth systems with the NASA Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer, and most recently managing the WISE program for mapping the entire universe in infrared light.

After spending his childhood taking apart old radios and TVs, Elwell entered college only to be disappointed to find that vacuum tubes were no longer part of the curriculum. In his spare time, he still enjoys working on vacuum-tube radios, a hobby that both his wife and dog consider harmless.

Anyone who enjoys looking at the night sky will be delighted with this presentation.   The presentation, first given a year ago, is one of the most talked events in recent Tabernacle series history and the Series committee unanimously voted to bring it back this year.
The Logan Tabernacle Concert and Lecture Series is associated with Cache Community Connections and appreciates the support of the Cache County RAPZ tax.