Astronomy Lecture Spotlights New Horizons at Jupiter (and Some Saturn News)
November 13, 2007
7-8:30 p.m.

As part of the ninth annual Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series, Dr. Jeff Moore of NASA Ames will present New Horizons at Jupiter (and some Saturn News), an illustrated, non-technical talk, Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College. Admission is free and the public is invited. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Arrive early to locate parking.

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.

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 free lecture series is sponsored by the Foothill College Astronomy Program, NASA Ames Research Center, SETI Institute and Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Past lectures from the series are available in MP3-format online.

Visitors must purchase a campus parking permit for $2 (eight quarters). Parking lots 1, 5 and 6 provide access to the theatre. For more information, access www.foothill.edu or call (650) 949-7888.
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