How Skylab Changed Solar Astronomy into Heliophysics

May 13, 2014 | 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Presented Online | Museum in Washington, DC
Free, Tickets Required

7:00 pm - PRE-LECTURE: View a free showing of Journey to the Stars in the Albert Einstein Planetarium, first come first served for this screening
7:30 pm - PRE-LECTURE: Meet the lecturer
8:00 pm - Lecture begins
9:00 pm - Stargazing in the Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory, weather permitting

Richard Fisher is a scientist emeritus, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and former director of the heliophysics division of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate.

The Skylab space station included the Apollo Telescope Mount (ATM), a solar observatory that was more sophisticated and capable than telescopes that previously had been used. Three flight crews controlled the ATM’s experiments during Skylab’s mission. Find out how the results from the Skylab studies continue to influence the course of international scientific research and have led to the development of heliophysics and the applied science of space weather that had been used previously.

The Exploring Space lectures are made possible by the generous support of Aerojet Rocketdyne and United Launch Alliance.