Course detail: Your Space-Enabled Life

Imagine a day without space-based capabilities. What would happen to your television? How do you forecast the weather? Space-based capabilities touch your everyday life in so many unperceived ways. This course will examine the American and global dependency realized through space-based capabilities and how your daily life depends on those systems. We will look at the answers about satellite locations and their orbits, solar flares, and their effects on earth, how GPS works, and satellites' role in national security and commerce. And in all those movies, what is reality and what is director's license, fact versus fiction? 

Instructor Bio: Thomas Gray, one of the Army's first 9 Space Operations Officers, is a retired educator and training specialist who served in the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command teaching at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth as well as other institutions across the country. 

Course Accessibility: Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend University of Kansas sponsored events. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in an event, please email or call 785-864-6779 at least four weeks before the first day of the event.

 Session Information: OC23249H

Schedule: Every week on Monday, starting on 03/20/23 and ending on 04/03/23
Times: 06:30pm-08:30pm CDT


Thank you for registering for this Osher hybrid course. If you registered to attend in person, the class will meet at the Osher Institute, St. Andrews Office, 1515 St. Andrews Dr., Lawrence, KS. If you registered to attend online, you'll receive an email with your zoom link and passcode a few weeks before your class starts. You will use the same link and passcode for each of the three course sessions so please save the email. Zoom Course Participation: An individual registration is required for each person in the home, as zoom links are not to be shared. If you have issues with zoom, contact or 785-864-1373.


Name Additional Resources
Thomas Gray

Facility Detail

Osher Institute, St. Andrews Office Facility, In Person and Online
1515 St. Andrews Dr.
Lawrence, KS 66047

Cancellation Policy

A refund less a $5.00 cancellation fee will be assessed for all cancellations made in writing prior to 7 days before the start of the event. After that time, no refunds will be made.