At each monthly MUFON ORANGE COUNTY meeting we host an acclaimed speaker who will give a presentation to all in attendance that is educational and enlightening. We invite you to come and check out one of our upcoming meetings.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19 2020 @ 7:40pm
MUFON OC presents:
“Intersect: A Former NASA Astronomer Breaks
His Silence About UFO's”
Mike Marian Rudnyk is an astronomer, artist, planetary scientist and author – all rolled into one. Formerly a hardcore skeptic during his days as an astronomer for NASA, he had a sighting of a UFO cluster in 2017 that drastically changed his worldview, and you will hear about it at our program.
Marian put himself through school by working in the aerospace industry as a machinist and precision assembler for military and spacecraft components. Schooled in planetary geology, he began working at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) as a planetary photo-geologist, where he did mapping studies of ice fractures on Jupiter’s moon Europa and lava flows on Mars. Later, as a NASA astronomer, he worked at Palomar Observatory as an asteroid hunter and was part of numerous programs such as PCAS (the Planet Crossing Asteroid Survey), INAS (the International Near-Earth Asteroid Survey) and the International Comet Halley Watch. During this time, he made numerous named-discoveries, his first being Asteroid 4601 Ludkewycz. From there, he moved on to manage JPL’s Planetary Image Facility and was on the imaging-science flight teams for such missions as Magellan at Venus, and Voyager 2 at Neptune.
Deciding to also express his artistic interests, he moved on to work in Hollywood--doing both traditional animation and digital visual effects. Working at such famous Hollywood studios as Digital Domain and Walt Disney Studios Feature Animation, he was on Academy Award-winning visual effects teams that produced such movies as “Titanic”, “Armageddon” and “Mission To Mars” - to name just a few. Now as an author, he has penned his third book INTERSECT: A NASA Astronomer Breaks His Silence About UFOs that debuted on Amazon as the number one new release of July and August 2019, and continues to do extremely well. He is currently working on the highly anticipated sequel to Intersect.
Costa Mesa Senior Center
695 W. 19th Street, Costa Mesa 92627
General Admission: $15
MUFON OC Members & Students with ID: $10.00