NASAs Triumphant Year of the Solar System
Mar 16, 2012
from 08:00 PM to 10:00 PM
|Where||Technology Center, Ellipse|
|Contact Name||Saeed Safaie|
|Contact Phone||(845) 574-4534|
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NASA’s Triumphant Year of the Solar System - Spectacular Sights of Mars, Mercury, the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, Comets & Asteroids (in 3-D)
2011 & 2012 span the "Year of the Solar System" and are the most productive ever for Planetary Science research at NASA including 3 new spacecraft launches (Curiosity, Juno, GRAIL) to Mars, Jupiter and the Moon, humanity’s first ever probes to orbit Planet Mercury (MESSENGER) and Asteroid Vesta (Dawn), the first re-visit to a comet (Stardust) and the continuing adventures of Opportunity on Mars and Cassini at Saturn. Dr Kremer will present a first hand, eyewitness account of these launches, spacecraft and missions he has reported on up-close and personal directly with the science teams from the launch pads at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and he will preview the upcoming landing of Curiosity. Lecture includes spectacular 3-D images placing you “Beyond Earth”, “On Mars” and “Circling Asteroid Vesta”.
Presenter: Dr. Ken Kremer,
Dr. Kremer isa science journalist, speaker, scientist and photographer whose articles and space exploration images have been widely published in magazines, books and websites including NASA, Astronomy Picture of the Day, ABC, NBC and Fox News, Scientific American, Astronomy, Spaceflight Now, Planetary Society, Universe Today and the covers of Aviation Week & Space Technology and Spaceflight magazines. His mosaic of Opportunity at a Martian crater was selected as one of the 100 best Space images of 2011 by Astronomy magazine. Dr. Kremer has presented at numerous educational institutions, civic and religious organizations, museums and astronomy clubs. Ken has reported first hand from the Kennedy Space Center and lectures on both Human and Robotic spaceflight. The diversity of the phenomena of nature is so great, and the treasures hidden in the heavens so rich, precisely in order that the human mind shall never be lacking in fresh nourishment.