The Orbital Perspective: An Evening with Astronaut Ron Garan

Join us for a special evening with NASA astronaut Ron Garan, followed by a cocktail reception. He will share his breathtaking tales of gazing down in wonder at Earth’s shimmering atmosphere and intricately interconnected ecosystems from the awe-inspiring vantage point of space. Discover how this sight fills astronauts with wonder about the miracles required to sustain life on our planet. Learn how the approaching eclipse highlights Earth’s precious singularity. Followed by a cocktail reception.

In this talk by former NASA astronaut Ron Garan, you’ll discover:

  • Unique, breathtaking views of Earth from space that reveal surprising insights about humanity.
  • Thought-provoking understandings gained from seeing Earth’s fragile atmosphere from this lofty vantage point.
  • Why astronauts say this orbital perspective exposes our undeniable global interconnectedness.
  • How orbital eclipses expand consciousness about our planet’s place within this vast universe.
  • Why borders disappear as astronauts gaze down and witness Earth’s flawless integrity and oneness.
  • Why the sight fills space travelers with conviction in our human family’s destiny among the stars.

Simultaneous ASL interpretation will be provided by Nancy Kaplan and Mona Cosentino.

Tickets: $125; $100 Members; includes cocktail reception.

Pre-order autographed copies of Ron Garan’s books at for pickup at the HRM on March 23. His books are also available for purchase in the Museum Shop.

This event is part of #HRMEclipse.

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Partner with us today and make your mark! We have a variety of sponsorship levels that include great benefits such as VIP cocktail reception with Ron Garan, recognition in all related marketing materials, and more! Contact Robert Panzera at or (914) 963-4550 x218 to secure your sponsorship today.

About Ron Garan
Former NASA astronaut, serial entrepreneur, humanitarian, and highly decorated combat fighter pilot Ron Garan racked up 178 days in space and more than 71 million miles in 2,842 orbits around our planet. During that time, Garan conducted four spacewalks in support of the construction and maintenance of the International Space Station. Prior to those space journeys, he lived and conducted research on the bottom of the ocean in the world’s only undersea research laboratory, Aquarius. Before reaching the summit of his career, Ron, a former test pilot and graduate of the US Naval Test Pilot School, taught hundreds of elite fighter pilots how to “up their game” as a flight instructor at the prestigious USAF Fighter Weapons School, the Air Force version of Top Gun. Garan is also a graduate of Yonkers Public Schools!

Garan is the author of the critically acclaimed books, The Orbital Perspective, the recently released Floating in Darkness – A Journey of Evolution, and the children’s book Railroad to the Moon. Garan is celebrated not just for his exploration in space but also for his humanitarian contributions and extensive work in sustainable development around the world. Ron’s inspiring message about the orbital perspective inspires companies to rethink their approach to sustainable business and commit to finding sustainable solutions that will have a positive impact on their bottom line, our society, and our planet. Garan currently serves as CEO of ispace technologies U.S., inc., a global lunar resource development company specializing in designing, building, and operating lunar landers.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10701
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2024
Times: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event