Public Observatory Night at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian "Extreme Spacecrafting: NASA's Parker Solar Probe"

Date: 

Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7:30pm

Location: 

Phillips Auditorium, 60 Garden St., Cambridge

In July 2018, NASA will launch a satellite 60 years in the making. The hottest mission under the Sun will visit - the Sun! It is an extreme mission - the fastest human-made object that will travel closest to the Sun at the hottest operating temperatures in history. Learn what went into building this satellite with Dr. Kelly Korreck, who will describe the strange Sun behavior that this mission aims to explain, and Dr. Tony Case, who will discuss the bravest instrument on board that peeks around the spacecraft's protective sun shade: the Solar Probe Cup. Rooftop observing will follow the lecture, weather contingent. 

No RSVP required, event is first-come, first-served.

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