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Feb 5, 2019
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Major Science from Minor Planets: Discoveries of the Dawn mission to Vesta and Ceres
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

Major Science from Minor Planets: Discoveries of the Dawn mission to Vesta and Ceres

Carol Raymond, Ph.D., Jet Propulsion Laboratory

February 5, 2019 • 6:30pm – 8pm


NASA’s "Dawn Mission" was the first to go to the asteroid belt and the first to orbit an object in the main belt. The mission has returned amazing data that has changed our understanding of the protoplanet Vesta and the dwarf planet Ceres. This is a unique opportunity to hear from Dawn’s Principal Investigator, Dr. Raymond. Join her for a discussion of the science, including the spectacular NEW views of Ceres obtained recently during Dawn’s final low altitude orbit around Ceres. The NM Museum of Natural History & Science has the only summary exhibit of the Dawn Mission in existence. After the lecture, attendees will be able to visit the exhibit with Dr. Raymond and other Dawn Science Team members.


Carol Raymond, Ph.D. is Manager of the Small Bodies Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Principal Investigator of the Dawn mission. She earned her Ph.D. in Geological Sciences from Columbia Univ.


Held at the NM Museum of Natural History & Science. 1801 Mountain Rd. NW, ABQ NM 87120

cost: $8 nonmembers, $7 members, $5 students. Preregistration is encouraged or tickets can be purchased at the door the evening of the event (if seats are available). Go to www.NMnaturalhistory.org. Questions: jayne.aubele@state.nm.us             



For more information, contact Margie Marino

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