Vesta Fiesta

Vesta Fiesta: August 5-7, 2011

Celebrate the beginning of Dawn's year-long exploration of new worlds. After close to four years cruising at stunning speeds, the robotic spacecraft is catching up to the object of its first destination in the main asteroid belt: Vesta. Don't Dawn and Vesta deserve a fiesta?

Yes! Vesta Fiestas will rock the nation one may be yours! Consider this your official invitation to join the celebration by hosting an event with your club, society, school group, or museum. Stay tuned for on-going cool connections with Dawn mission scientists, opportunities for networking with a local observatory, materials for recruiting fiesta-goers, and great activities for the party itself.

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Attend an Event
Check the interactive map to find a Vesta Fiesta celebration in your community.
- Find a celebration near you
- Watch streaming video from the Aug. 6 flagship Fiesta in Pasadena, California

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Host an Event
Interested in hosting an event large or small? Find out how we can help!
- Learn more about hosting

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Information and downloads to help you plan your celebration.
- Games and activities
- Recruitment materials, presentations, and more
- Audio files from the Dawn mission team

Interactive Vesta Fiesta Map

Vesta Fiesta map

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