Comet Talks

Comet Talks Logo Ever wonder how computers became a reality? Or, what about the life cycle of microbes in your compost? Did you ever wonder what it would be like to walk the Camino de Santiago in Spain?

The answers to these questions and others will be answered during Coconino Community College’s continuing series of free Comet Talks (formerly Ed Talks). The talks are part of CCC’s ongoing effort to assist community members interested in continued learning.

 All Comet Talks are free and open to the public. 

Upcoming Comet Talks



Through the Lens of Time

Tuesday, Mar. 28 | 6-7 pm

At CCC's Fourth Street Campus
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Shakespeare and Kabuki

Monday, April 24 | 6-7 pm

At CCC's Fourth Street Campus
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Past Talks

03/20/23 Stagecoach Stations with Dudley Gardner (Comet Talk)

01/30/23   Black Mesa and Lake Powell Railroad, Presented by Al Richmond

11/07/22 Excavation and Restoration of a Fremont Granary with Dudley Gardner (Comet Talk)

10/11/22 Engage in the Legislative Process with Avery Xola (Comet Talk)

9/28/22 The Greatest Game Ever Played with Matthew Hernando (Comet Talk)

6/23/22 James Webb Space Telescope with Duane Ray (2022 Summer Learning Series)

6/22/22 Mental Well-Being & Self-Care with Kathy Farretta (2022 Summer Learning Series)

6/16/22 Open Water Swimming with Mitch Driebe (2022 Summer Learning Series)

6/15/22 The Civil War in Arizona with Kathy Farretta (2022 Summer Learning Series)

6/14/22 Banksy Graffiti with Duane Ray (2022 Summer Learning Series)

6/13/22 Making of HOPI R2: Art & Engineering with Samantha Honanie, Duane Koyawena, and Joe Mastroianni (2022 Summer Learning Series)

6/13/22 Storytelling with Larry Hendricks (2022 Summer Learning Series)

4/28/22 Biking 101 with Kim Austin and Martin Ince

4/5/22 Chihuly: Life & Vibrancy with Duane Ray

3/2/22 You Are What You Eat with Dr. Andrea Hubbard

2/23/22 The Lived Black Experience with Khara House

2/9/22 Archeological Evidence of the 1885 Chinese Massacre with Dudley Gardner

1/20/22 Charlie Brown's America with Dr. Blake Scott Ball

11/17/21 The Ways We Speak, presented by Deaf Specialist Kimberly Minard

10/21/21 Prehistoric Ways of Life, presented by visiting scholar Dudley Gardner

10/6/21 Anti-Cancer Living, presented by Executive Director of Northern Arizona Cancer Support Communities Cindy Payne

9/14/21 The Wonder of Weather, presented by NAU Assistant Research Professor Michael Erb

4/22/21 Self Hypnosis for Anxiety, presented by Clinical Hypnotherapist and Certified Medical Support Specialist Craig Meriwether

4/6/21 Shakespeare and Gender, presented by Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival Executive Director Dawn Tucker

2/25/21 Funding our Future; Financial Wellness for Millennials, Gen Z, and Beyond, presented by Certified Money Mentor Ashlee Binderim

2/11/21 The Science of Hacking Your Brain, presented by Clinical Hypnotherapist and Certified Medical Support Specialist Craig Meriwether

1/25/21 Grand Muse, An Exploration of the Grand Canyon through Art, presented by CCC Visual Arts Lead Faculty and Curator of Fine Art Alan Petersen

12/08/20 The Art of Science: Behind the Scenes of Parched: The Art of Water in the Southwest presented by Julie Comnick and Jane Marks

12/02/20 Preserve and Protect: Archeology's Role in National Parks presented by Amy Schott, PhD, Lead Archeologist for Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument

11/03/20 Doing Our Part: Maintenance of Northern Arizona Ecosystems, presented by Ken Hyde

10/06/20 Understanding Homelessness: A Community Lecture, Presented by Ross Altenbaugh

9/01/20 Worst Case: Wilderness Survival in Northern Arizona, presented by Shawn Nittman

3/10/20  How Far: Myths and Facts of our Night Sky with Nat White

2/25/20 Distinctive Archaeology of the Colorado Plateau with Dudley Gardner

2/10/20  Close Encounters of the Animal Kind, an ASL-friendly talk with Alan Cartwright

2/04/20 Health and Wellness in the New Year with EVOLVE Flagstaff

12/09/19 -   Holiday Health: Cultivate Wholeness Through Self-Care , Presented by Kate Carey

12/04/19 - Navajo Mountain Treks- A Photo Journal, Presented by George Hardeen

1/12/19 -   Cultural Appropriation:  A Conversation About Ownership and Appreciation , Presented by Samantha Honanie

11/12/19 -   A Look Back at the Navajo Generating Station , Presented by NGS Employees

10/22/19 - Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad: The People Who Built It , Presented by Dudley Gardner

10/18/19 -  Flagstaff Consulado Movil Mexicano (Flagstaff Mobile Mexican Consulate) , Presented by The Honorable Jorge Mendoza Yescas

10/18/19 -  Defying Stereotypes: My Journey in Engineering , Presented by Genevieve Bennally

09/09/19 - American Political Tribalism , Presented by Dr. Matthew J. Hernando

06/10/19 -   Never Thought You Could Do Comedy? , Presented by Joe Maniglia

05/01/19 -   Rock Around Around The Pacific Rim , Presented by Dr. Dudley Gardner

04/16/19 -   Archaeology in New Zealand: "A Look at Prehistoric/Historic Sites" , Presented by Dr. Dudley Gardner

04/12/19 -   Consulado Movil Mexicano , Presented in Spanish

04/08/19 -   Flagstaff Economic Vitality Division Update , Presented by Trace Ward, Heidi Hansen, Dave McIntire, Barney Helmick & Gail Jackson

03/11/19 -   The Great Family Secret: "Harry Houdini" , Presented by George Hardeen

03/11/19 -   The American Civil War: "The Stonewall Jackson Story" , Presented by Scott Walmer

02/14/19 -   Volcano Date Night , Presented by Kurt Yuengling

01/14/19 -  After the Navy: A Story of Homecoming , Presented by Kevin Scholler

12/10/18 -  The Great Santa Claus Bank Robbery , Presented by Billy Smith

11/14/18 -  Tribe and the Failure to Bring Our Veterans Home , Presented by Joe Bulls and Aaron Rizzieri

10/26/18 -  Consulado Movil Mexicano , Presented by representatives from the Mexican Consulate in Phoenix

10/08/18 - Fourth Street Connection to the Moon Missions , Presented by Kevin Schindler -  Video

09/10/18 - Symbolism of El Camino de Santiago , Presented by Larry Hendricks & Trevor Welker

08/13/18 - Mushroom Mania , Presented by Rachel Edelstein -   Video

07/16/18 -  Computers Through the Centuries , Presented by Dr. Gonzalo Perez

07/09/18 -  Meet the Bugs In Your Compost , Presented by Melinda McKinney -   Video

06/11/18 -  Voice, Fingerprints, and Eye Scans , Presented by Dr. Gonzalo Perez

06/07/18 -  The American Civil War , Presented by Scott Walmer

05/14/18 -  Todos Unidos , Presented by Breanna Velasco -  Video

04/09/18 -  Fiji: Paradise of Many Cultures , Presented by Lisa Doskocil -   Video

03/29/18 -  The Pony Express , Presented by David Ramos -   Video

03/12/18 -   Diné Stories , Presented by Derik Yellowhair