The Voyager Journey to the Edge of Interstellar Space

April 16, 2013 | 8:00pm
Presented Online | Museum in Washington, DC

The Exploring Space lectures are free, but tickets are required. Ticket reservations open January 7, 2013.

6:30 pm and 7:00 pm - View Journey to the Stars, a free film in the Albert Einstein Planetarium; participate in educational programming
7:30 pm - Meet the lecturer
8:00 pm - Lecture begins
9:00 pm - Stargazing in the Public Observatory, weather permitting

Launched in 1977 on a journey to explore Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, the two Voyager spacecraft are now nine and 11 billion miles from Earth, exploring the outermost layer of the heliosphere, a giant bubble of solar wind that envelops all of the planets.  Voyager 1 will soon become the first to leave the heliosphere, entering the space between the stars and becoming immersed in matter from the explosions of nearby supernovae millions of years ago. Learn about this epic journey as Voyager approaches the unknown territory beyond our solar system.

Edward C. Stone is a professor of physics at the California Institute of Technology and has been the chief scientist of the Voyager Mission since 1972, coordinating studies of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and the heliosphere.

This program is made possible by the generous support of NASA and Aerojet.