Saturday, May 9, 2015 | Caltech, Pasadena, CA

After a seven year journey that included a fabulous year in orbit around asteroid Vesta, Dawn has arrived at its second destination in the main asteroid belt, dwarf planet Ceres. The Dawn mission will host a flagship I C Ceres community event at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California.

Fun on the Lawn
   10:00 am - 2:00 pm | Beckman Auditorium Lawn
Science and Engineering Presentations
   12:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Beckman Auditorium

  • Explore the solar system with some of NASA's very cool robotic missions
  • Discover fun activities and educational resources for learning 24/7
  • Engage in interactive demos and hands-on activities
  • Take home souvenirs of your experience

Join scientists, engineers and educators from a variety of NASA's fleet of missions for a unique experience featuring exhibits, mission hardware, models, hands-on activities and demonstrations.

  • Over 16 booths representing NASA missions
  • Activities for children, parents and learners of all ages
  • Solar telescopes, stage demonstrations and food trucks.

Beckman Auditorium will host a variety of lectures from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm PDT. The event will broadcast live starting at 12:30 pm PDT | 7:30 pm UTC.
    - Meet our speakers
    - Join the broadcast

Time Event
12:30 pm Small Worlds 101 – All About Asteroids, Comets and Dwarf Planets
•   Science Saturday with Vishnu Reddy
1:30 pm Break
2:00 pm To Boldly Go ... Well, You Know: NASA's Dawn Mission to the Asteroid Belt
•   Marc Rayman; Dawn Mission
2:30 pm You Want to Go Where? Exploring New (Icy?) Worlds in our Solar System
•   Introduction:
    Jim Green, Director of Planetary Science, NASA Headquarters
•   Panel:
    Claudia Alexander, Rosetta Mission
    Carol Raymond, Dawn Mission
    Dante Lauretta, OSIRIS-REx Mission
    Alan Stern, New Horizons Mission
•   Moderator:
    Emily Lakdawalla, Planetary Society

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