A New Dawn for Asteroids
Presented by: Dr. Wes Ryle
NASA's Dawn spacecraft has already spent time mapping the second largest asteroid, Vesta. The craft is now in orbit at its next destination, Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt. We'll discuss the success of the probe to date and view the latest images of Ceres as Dawn opens up a new world for exploration!
Weather permitting, join us after the talk for a viewing of Jupiter, the Moon, and more at The Bank of Kentucky Observatory. Thomas More College faculty and students will be available to help the public view the night sky through a telescope.
This talk is intended for a general audience. All ages are welcome. The event is free and open to the public. Thomas More College faculty and students will assist visitors in using the telescopes.
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When and Where:
Saturday, March 28th
8:00PM - Introduction & Lecture - Steigerwald Hall, Saints Center
9:00PM - Night Sky Viewing - The Bank of Kentucky Observatory (weather permitting)
Both located on the campus of Thomas More College:
333 Thomas More Parkway
Crestview Hills, KY 41017
For more information, please go to: http://www.thomasmore.edu/observatory
FREE and open to the public. No reservations required. All ages welcome.
Final Spring Open House Date:
Saturday, April 25th
Talk - 8PM, Observing - 9PM