Voyager Mission: The Journey Continues – Dr. Edward C. Stone

(June 22, 2007) From the “Evenings with Astronomers” series. Dr. Edward C. Stone, the David Morrisroe Professor of Physics at Caltech and one of the leading scientists of our time, has been the project scientist for the Voyager mission since 1972. As the two Voyager spacecraft flew by Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, they revealed a Solar System with worlds of unimagined diversity. The Voyagers are now exploring the Solar System’s final frontier, its outermost region called the heliosphere, which, like a bubble, envelops our Sun and all the planets.

Science Standards: Describe the nature of our solar system; discuss current scientific views about our solar system; describe how technology is being used to conduct scientific investigations.

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We are setting up HIRESR on Keck 1 for CIT observers, NIRSPEC/NIRC2-NGS on Keck 2 for NASA observers. Sun set 07:09:00pm rise 05:48:00am
UCB observers will work with HIRESR tonight. And NASA/UCSD observers will work with NIRSPEC/NIRC2-NGS. Sun set 07:09:00pm rise 05:47:00am
Congratulations Andrea Ghez @UCLA and #GalacticCenter team! Love, W. M. Keck Observatory bit.ly/1DWqDI0
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Our guests tonight are observers from NASA and CIT-Y, using HIRESR and NIRC2-LGS respectively. Sun set 07:11:00pm rise 05:46:00am