To Boldly Go -- Well, You Know: NASA’s Dawn Mission to the Asteroid Belt

Sunday, June 23, 2013 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Foster Library - Topping Room

  • The ambitious and exciting Dawn mission is one of NASA's most remarkable ventures into the solar system. The spacecraft has recently completed an exploration of Vesta and is now traveling to Ceres; these were among the last uncharted worlds in the inner solar system prior to Dawn. 
  • The alien landscapes Dawn reveals provide humankind with a new perspective on the solar system. 
  • Featuring Dr. Marc D. Rayman, a top rocket scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Dr. Rayman is the chief engineer and mission director that builds on DS1 to study the two largest unexplored worlds in the inner solar system.
  • Free and open to the public.
  • Call (805)648-2716 for more information.