Events tagged with Asteroids

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  • SEP

    Lucy: The First Mission to the Trojan Asteroids

    Wed at 07:00 PM
    Online   Open to Public

    In-Person at UW PAA A102 (Physics/Astronomy Auditorium) AND hybrid via Zoom Time capsules from the birth of our Solar System more than 4 billion years ago, Trojan asteroids orbit the Sun in two loose groups, with one group leading ahead of Jupiter in its path, the other trailing behind. Clustered around the two Lagrange points equidistant from the Sun and Jupiter, the Trojans are stabilized by the Sun and its largest planet in a gravitational balancing act. These primitive bodies hold ... more

    4 months ago

    Lucy: The First Mission to the Trojan Asteroids starts soon!

    Lucy: The First Mission to the Trojan Asteroids starts shortly on Sep 28 (Wed) at 07:00 PM.

    5 attending
  • OCT

    The Next Discovery Mission

    Wed at 07:30 PM
    Open to Public

    What do you think should be NASA's next destination for exploration of the Solar System: Venus, a metallic asteroid, or a tour of the Trojan asteroids? On September 30th, NASA announced the five finalists for the next Discovery class mission. Van Kane will talk about the missions and what they could tell us about our Solar System.

    over 7 years ago


    This is just a friendly reminder that the The Next Discovery Mission (general meetings event) is scheduled for Oct 21, 2015, 07:30 PM. Please come out and join us!

    4 attending