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Foothill College Lecture Series

Andy Fraknoi


Dr. Claudia Alexander, of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will give a non-technical, illustrated talk on: "A Galileo Wrap-up: What We Have Learned about Giant Jupiter and its Marvelous Moons." in the Smithwick Theater, Foothill College, El Monte Road and Freeway 280. Free and open to the public. Parking on campus costs $2.

Dr. Alexander served as the Project Manager of the Galileo mission to explore the Jupiter system and supervised the final descent of the spacecraft into the clouds of Jupiter after its 14 year mission of exploration. She will review the many exciting discoveries from Galileo and show the best of the spectacular images of Jupiter's stormy clouds and puzzling moons.

Dr. Alexander currently serves as Project Manager and Project Scientist for the U.S. section of the Rosetta Project, launched this March and heading for a rendezvous with and landing on a comet in 2014. She has a PhD in space physics from the University of Michigan.


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