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After more than seven years cruising at stunning speeds [including a wonderful year exploring protoplanet Vesta], Dawn has arrived at its second destination in the main asteroid belt, dwarf planet Ceres. As the Dawn mission begins its exploration, it's time to celebrate.

A flagship i C Ceres event will be held at the California Institute of Technology at the Beckman Mall and Auditorium from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm PDT. You aren't in southern California? Big or small, public or private—your club, society, school group, or museum—host your own event!

Time Event
10:00 am - 2:00 pm Fun for all ages outside at the Beckman Mall
•  Meet mission team members
•  Explore careers
•  Ion Propulsion & Mars Curiosity
•  Hands-on astronomy, face painting, cool demos, touchables
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm Science presentations in the Beckman Auditorium
•  Streamed live from Caltech
•  Meet the presenters
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