Dawn Community Contributions

We want to hear from you! Do you have a story, picture, video, poem, or song to share about the Dawn mission or how you have integrated Dawn materials into your program? We’d love to hear from you as we celebrate the beginning of Dawn's exploration of new worlds.

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Vesta Has a Snowman (sung to the tune of "Frosty the Snowman") (MP3)
Vesta Has a Snowman Lyrics by Dawn Team Members

This Fiesta Celebrates Dawn by Donna Stearns

Vesta (sung to the tune of "It's a Small World") (MP3) Vesta Lyrics by the Not Ready for Real Time Players


ASU Hasta La Vesta Exhibit

ASU Hasta La Vesta Exhibit

ASU Hasta La Vesta Exhibit
Guests at Kim and Jeff Martin Vesta Fiesta party in Cary, North Carolina

Students holding comets-on-a-stick

Eric Vandernoot and his Vesta pinata


Tactile graphic of asteroid belt

 Tactile Graphic for the  Visually Impaired    


Dawn Arrives by Dr. Carle Pieters, Dawn Science Team Member



Dawn Stories

I am 56 years old and in 7th grade I won a design contest in Science class for designing a spacecraft. I made the final stage with solar panels propelled by .....Ion Drive! So, in many ways, you folks are getting to do what I dreamed about so many years ago. I wish you all the best of luck, and I'm following your progress .
~ Michael, Danville, IL
It's difficult to overstate just how amazing the Dawn mission has been to date.  Utterly remarkable and I'm sure it's going to rewrite the book on Vesta and likely reshape our ideas about what was going on in the early solar system.
~ Ian, Royal Ontario Museum