ChrisAshcraftMaureen O’Kane  •  February 18th, 9:00am to 11:30am

What do our neighboring planets & moons teach about the choice Jesus so desperately wants us to
make? Join us for a visual journey through our solar system as we look for science and spiritual lessons from neighboring planets and moons. Our unique solar system is compared with extrasolar systems using an orrery (a mechanical model of the solar system). What life lessons may we learn from dead neighboring planets about Jesus?

Maureen O’Kane began presenting Bible science programs in 1984 at schools, campgrounds, churches, grange halls, and other venues.
Her roles have included:
– Marketing Executive for both national and international healthcare corporations
– Motivational Speaker for customer-service training videos
– PR for Non-Profit Organization for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
– Court-Appointed Advocate and Therapeutic Foster Parent
– Bible Class Teacher for teens (27 years) and adults (5 years)
– Bible Study Interest Coordinator
– Depression Recovery Seminar Facilitator, Coordinator, and Instructor.


Here are the references provided by Maureen O’Kane for this talk, for your further research and edification.  You can also download a pdf of her references here.

References for Solar System Presentation

Maureen O’Kane, Feb. 18, 2017


General info:

Russell Humphreys prediction for young Mercury:

News about Mercury’s Molten Core:


Increased wind speeds:

Comparison of planets’ volcanoes:

Gula Mons:

ESA thermal imaging:


Martian moons:

Dutch & NASA settlement:  and

Radiation measurements:, Aug. 6 2012, MSL RAD Surface Observations

Mars Ice House:

Water tests on dark streaks:

Analysis for subsurface water ice:


Voyagers at Jupiter:

Juno at Jupiter:

“Your Volcanoes are in the Wrong Place” article about Io: NASA News & Features, NASA website 2/2/2013


Creation beliefs about Jupiter:



Cassini mission:

Images of Saturn:

Hexagonal Storm changing colors:

University Professor Lang on speeds & spokes of rings:

A ring younger:

Cassini scientist Linda Spilker re; younger A ring: JPL, News & Features, Sept. 2015

Planetary scientists on rings being younger than planet:

Planetary scientist gives SETI talk on Saturn:

F Ring changes:

Cornell scientist Radwan Tajeddine re; wrong about moons:

Enceladus’ geysers:

Enceladus created E ring:


General info:

Uranus’ pole cooler than equator:

Uranus’ Magnetosphere,9/10/2013, Voyager Mission website

Uranus’ magnetic field:  This is a national science teacher association’s site.


Neptune’s winds:, May 2013



Kepler & K2:

Finding exoplanet:

Asteroseismology reveals stellar evolution theories wrong:

Explanation of asteroseismology:

How Keck finds exoplanets:

How Spitzer confirms exoplanets:

Kepler 11 system:

Astronomer’s reaction to Kepler 11: NASA News, Feb.. 2011, Jack Lissauer

20 most intriguing exoplanets:

Exoplanet dimming 20%:

Exoplanet with comet-like orbit: Laughlin, G; et al (2009).  “Rapid heating of the atmosphere of an extrasolar plant.”  Nature  457 (7229): pgs. 562-564

Scientists commentary on theories about solar system being wrong:

BBC documentary, 2015, called “Secrets of the Solar System.”  It’s on Netflix and Youtube

Sky & Telescope article on “Secrets of Super Earths”  March 2017

Grand Tack Theory:

NASA’s article on Jupiter changing our SS and Kevin Walsh, lead author of Grand Tack theory:

Carl Sagan excerpt from book, Pale Blue Dot, 1994:

British astronomer Jonathan Nichols on earth being leftovers of leftovers:

Kepler Orrery IV – Youtube and APOD