NEWS & EVENTS
Vesta in the Light of Dawn
May 7, 2013
8:00 PM ET (webcast available)
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C.
In September 2012, the Dawn spacecraft completed its mission at Asteroid Vesta and began the journey to its next destination, the dwarf planet Ceres. During its year at Vesta, Dawn revealed a complex world with huge impact basins, deep troughs, a geologically diverse surface and a layered interior. An intact survivor from the beginning of the solar system, Vesta has much to tell us about the conditions in which our planetary neighborhood took shape. Join Dawn’s Carol Raymond on a tour of this ancient world and learn what it can tell us about the early days of the Solar System.
Dawn E/PO and CosmoQuest Google+ Hangout
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
6 PM CDT
Investigate Vesta's Weird & Wonderful Craters & Pits with Dawn Mission Scientists
To Boldly Go—Well, You Know: NASA's Dawn Mission to the Asteroid Belt
Friday, May 10, 2013
7:30 p.m. PDT
Chapman University, Orange, CA
Dr. Marc Rayman will give a fascinating and entertaining presentation on the Dawn mission and its use of ion propulsion as well as its two exotic destinations. He also will share the excitement and profundity of controlling a spacecraft in deep space. This Orange County Astronomers’ presentation is free and open to the public.