NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission launched on September 8th to visit asteroid Bennu, a carbon-rich, near-Earth asteroid. The spacecraft will rendezvous with the asteroid in 2018 and ultimately bring samples of Bennu back to Earth in 2023. Join the Boise State Physics Department on Oct 7 at 7:30p to celebrate the launch.
The event will kick off at 7:30p in room 101 of the Multipurpose Classroom Building on Boise State’s campus, right across the street from the Brady Street Parking Garage. Alessondra Springmann, a planetary scientist at the University of Arizona, will give a public talk on the OSIRIS-REx Mission.
At 8:30p, the event will move to the top of the Brady Garage, where telescopes will be set up for gazing at the Moon, Mars, and Saturn.
For more info, www.astrojack.com/bsu-orx-event/ or e-mail Prof. Brian Jackson (email@example.com).