Norman Caisse’s richly illustrated presentations will take us on a fascinating journey from our own Solar System, through the Milky Way galaxy, and on to the edge of the known Universe. In addition to his lectures, be sure to join him on deck for special night sessions to view the Southern sky.
During his career with Jet Propulsion Labs and GTE Corporation, Dr. Caisse, a registered professional engineer, participated in a variety of NASA projects, including the Apollo missions. These vocational contributions to the space program greatly enhanced his love for astronomy – a passion he has communicated on the lecture circuit for over 20 years.
Norman received his undergraduate degree in Engineering from Northeastern University and completed his Astronomy doctorate program at the University of Texas. An active participant in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) program through the University of California, Berkeley, he is also a member of the Planetary Society, the Cousteau Society, and various amateur astronomer groups.