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The weather was up and down all day yesterday, but by the evening, the scattered clouds had completely disappeared, giving us a warm, clear to talk about the OSIRIS-REx mission and do some star-gazing.

The evening started off with a brilliant presentation from Alessondra Springmann, LPL grad student and scientist on the mission. I’ve included a youtube video of her presentation below.

After the talk, we looked at the Moon, Mars, and Saturn through the Physics Dept.‘s telescopes.

Thanks especially to our student volunteers. This wonderful event would not have been possible without their help.

osiris-rex_artists_conceptionNASA’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 (bjackson@boisestate.edu).