Public Lectures

Voyager: 35 years of Exploring the Solar System

Published on September 27, 2012

Speaker:Dr. Fran Bagenal
Date:Wednesday, Oct 03, 2012
Time:7:30 PM; doors open at 7:00 PM
Location:LSTB-299, Auditorium

Seminar Abstract:

The two Voyager spacecraft were launched in 1977, the beginning of a journey that took them past the giant planets—Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune—and out of the solar system, into the interstellar medium. We will look back on how the Voyager mission was started, the instruments they carried and trajectory they followed. The Voyager mission has involved several LASP scientists and engineers and the scientific results shown in many CU-Boulder classes. We will show the huge impact of their scientific discoveries not only on our understanding of the solar system but also in inspiring many people across the world.

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