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Jupiter: King of the Planets

presented by Dr. Mike Inglis

7:30 PM Thursday, August 25, 2016
The Ross School Tennis Center
20 Goodfriend Dr

 

The largest planet in our solar system, Jupiter, has been observed and studied for over 400 years. From the time of Galileo, via the early days of NASA, to the latest mission – Juno, we have been trying to understand this amazing planet, with its cohort of Moons.

In this lively and well-illustrated lecture, Dr. Mike Inglis, Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics at SCCC, will review our current understanding of Jupiter, and discuss what the latest mission will hopefully tell us.

Finally, a look forward to the future will be covered with the missions planned to search for evidence of life on Jupiter’s Moons.

Following this talk (weather permitting) telescopes will be available for a guided tour of the night sky hosted by Montauk Observatory astronomers.

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