[meteorite-list] OT: Special Presentation of OSIRIS-REx Images and Data from Earth Gravity Assist
From: Dolores Hill <dhill_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2017 14:45:39 -0700
Greetings Friends on the Meteorite_List!
I am sending a (slightly) off-topic post I think you will enjoy because
it relates to meteorite parent bodies.
The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is on its way to carbonaceous asteroid Bennu!
As you may know, the spacecraft made its successful Earth Gravity Assist
(EGA) flyby past Earth on Sept. 22nd.? The Science Team continues to
work hard to process and evaluate their data and systems by taking
advantage of this calibration opportunity.
I am sending information on a very special opportunity? 6 pm Thursday
night (TOMORROW Sept. 28) for those who might be in the Tucson area:
SPECIAL PRESENTATION AT FLANDRAU SCIENCE CENTER? NEW PHOTOS OF EARTH
Come see a special presentation of newly-released photos taken by the
OSIRIS-REx spacecraft as it flew past Earth on its journey to asteroid
Bennu! ??UA professor Dante Lauretta, leader of the OSIRIS-REx mission
team, will show photos in the EOS Planetarium Theater and talk about the
Earth Gravity Assist on Thursday, September 28, 6pm at the Flandrau
Science Center & Planetarium located on the University of Arizona
campus. In addition, following Dr. Lauretta?s presentation there will be
a screening of the fulldome planetarium show ASTEROID: MISSION EXTREME
produced by National Geographic. Admission $5. Tickets may be purchased
in advance here: http://flandrau.org/events/orex-flyby-2017 or in person
at the Flandrau front desk.
For more information about the Earth Gravity Assist (EGA) see the
OSIRIS-REx mission website for news stories: http://www.asteroidmission.org/
??? For EGA images and animations of the approaching spacecraft among
the stars see the mission Gallery>Photographs:
??? For EGA images and data of Earth taken by spacecraft instruments
see the mission Gallery>Spacecraft Imagery:
Next stop: Bennu!
Best regards to meteorite, astronomy and space program aficionados
-- Dolores H. Hill Sr. Research Specialist Lunar & Planetary Laboratory Kuiper Space Sciences Bldg. #92 The University of Arizona 1629 E. University Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85721 http://www.lpl.arizona.edu/ OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission Communication & Public Engagement Team Lead OSIRIS-REx Ambassadors program Co-lead OSIRIS-REx Target Asteroids! citizen science program Co-coordinator Target NEOs! observing program of the Astronomical League Association of Lunar & Planetary Observers - Meteorite Section http://osiris-rex.lpl.arizona.edu/ http://osiris-rex.lpl.arizona.edu/?q=target_asteroids http://www.astroleague.org/files/u3/NEO_HomePage.pdf -------------- next part -------------- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL: <https://pairlist3.pair.net/mailman/private/meteorite-list/attachments/20170927/7dccd317/attachment.html>Received on Wed 27 Sep 2017 05:45:39 PM PDT