Juno: Mission to Jupiter

April 20, 2017 | 8:00pm
Presented Online | Museum in Washington, DC
Free, Tickets Required

7:30 p.m.  Meet the lecturer
8:00 p.m.  Lecture begins
9:00 p.m.  Stargazing at the Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory, weather permitting

The Juno orbiter’s mission is to understand the origin and evolution of gigantic Jupiter.  As it orbits the planet, Juno will explore the composition and structure of Jupiter’s dynamic atmosphere, the nature of its deepest core, and the characteristics of its magnetosphere and bright auroras.  Scott Bolton, the principal investigator for Juno, will guide us through the spacecraft’s journey as it opens a window on Jupiter’s long-held secrets.

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About the Exploring Space Lecture Series: Giants of the Solar System and Beyond

Giant planets in our solar system lie beyond the asteroid belt. The Juno spacecraft has recently arrived at the largest, Jupiter.  Cassini will soon end its mission at Saturn.  Farther afield, tantalizing clues suggest the existence of Planet Nine, a rocky world ten times the mass of Earth.  And immense worlds called Super-Earths and Hot Jupiters orbit stars other than our own.  Join four distinguished speakers as they explore the unimaginably huge, stunningly beautiful, and sometimes bizarre giant worlds. Learn more. 

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

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