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Exploration of the Solar System

Event Type: Adult
Age Group(s): Adult 18+
Date: 8/6/2019
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Description:
 Take a tour of the Solar System with UAlbany Professor of Physics & former NASA research scientist, Kevin H. Knuth, Ph.D. He'll highlight the last 50 years of exploration and focus on the major planets and their moons, sharing exciting new discoveries. View high-quality images of each of these worlds as well as images from the surface of Venus, Mars and Saturn's moon Titan. Learn about the volcanoes and molten lava fields of Jupiter's moon Io, the subsurface oceans of Jupiter's moon Europa, Saturn's rings, the methane seas and lakes of Saturn's moon Titan, and the liquid nitrogen geysers of Neptune's moon Triton. The diversity of worlds in our own Solar System hosts a multitude of wonders and discoveries that will engage explorers for centuries to come.

Location: Community Room
Contact: Frank
Presenter: Kevin Knuth, Ph.D. UAlbany