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The Golden Age of Space Exploration

January 1, 1970 @ 12:30 am

Gates Performing Arts Center, HPA Campus, Waimea (Kamuela, HI)
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Guest Speaker: Charles Elachi, Caltech Professor of Electrical Engineering and Planetary Science, Emeritus, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Director 2001- 2016

ASTRONOMY TALK | Over the last 50 years, JPL spacecraft have visited every planet in our solar system and roved for more than 14 years on the surface of Mars. In addition, spaceborne telescopes have detected planets around neighboring systems, studied the composition and dynamic of galaxies across the Universe, and monitored changes in our planet’s surface and atmosphere. Professor Elachi will discuss the challenges of robotic space and Earth exploration, highlight Curiosity’s recent landing on Mars, and present some of the engineering and technological challenges for future missions of exploration and discovery.

FREE and Open to the Public
Keck Observatory Astronomy Talks are supported by the
Rob and Terry Ryan Foundation

Click HERE for directions to Gates Performing Arts Center at HPA (Hawaii Preparatory Academy), Waimea.


January 1, 1970
12:30 am
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