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Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series

New Horizons at Jupiter - November 13,2007

Andrew Fraknoi


On Tuesday, Nov. 13th, 2007, at 7 p.m., Astronomer Jeff Moore of NASA’s Ames Research Center will give a non-technical, illustrated talk on: New Horizons at Jupiter (and Some Saturn News) as part of the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures in the Smithwick Theater, Foothill College, El Monte Road and Freeway 280, in Los Altos Hills, California.

Free and open to the public. Parking on campus costs $2. Call the series hot-line at 650-949-7888 for more information and driving directions.

No background in science will be required for this talk.

In February, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft swung by the giant planet Jupiter on its way to Pluto. Its instruments recorded images and other data about Jupiter’s wild weather (including observations of an infant storm 2/3 the size of Earth), its ring, and its giant moons. Dr. Moore will show the wonderful new photos of the Jupiter system and discuss some of the discoveries made by New Horizons.

He will also talk about one of the most exciting discoveries of the Cassini mission around Saturn - the new understanding and exploration of water geysers on the moon Enceladus.

Jeff Moore is Research Scientist at NASA’s Ames Research Center, specializing in the evolution of the surfaces of planets and icy moons (including Mars and the moons of Jupiter). He is the leader of the Imaging Node for the New Horizons mission.

The lecture is co-sponsored by:* NASA Ames Research Center* The Foothill College Astronomy Program* The SETI Institute* The Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

Please note that this one time, the lecture is on a Tuesday, not Wednesday.

Past Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures are now available in MP3 format at:


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