Open Dome Event - A Mission to Jupiter - JUNO
Jupiter is the king of the planets. JUNO, a current mission orbiting Jupiter, is exploring how it was made giving us clues about the formation of our early solar system. Hear more from JUNO mission scientist Dr J Nichols (University of Leicester) in his talk The JUNO Mission - First Results.
- From: Thursday 25 May 2017, 8 pm
- To: Thursday 25 May 2017, 10 pm
- Location: CELS, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS
Jupiter is a gassy giant planet in our solar system. Imaging in different wavelength as well as measuring the very strong magnetic fields around Jupiter can help us understand its interior, magnetic field and the formation of this truly impressive planet.
The JUNO mission is currently orbiting Jupiter and is reaching its halfway mark. JUNO mission scientist Dr J Nichols (University of Leicester) will give us a background to this project, its striking imagery, and some of the science results gathered so far. This presentation will be followed by a brief introduction to what is visible in this month's sky.
Booking is required for this event. While attending, you consent to filming, photography, and sound recording – which may include you as a member of the audience – and its use in publication or advertising distribution, either printed or online, without payment or copyright.
The event will start at 8 pm with Dr J Nichols (University of Leicester) talk The JUNO Mission - First Results. Refreshments will be offered from 7.45 pm in the CELS foyer. Afterwards, visitors will get a tour of the NTU observatory and the chance to see interesting objects in the spring sky using the observatory's telescopes, small telescopes and binoculars, if the weather allows it.
If the weather is not good, a small planetarium session will be offered in the observatory pointing out objects of interest.
Booking is required for this event. Please click 'Reserve your place' above, and complete the short online booking process.
Entrance is free and available to everyone who is interested.
Parking is available only for booked visitors in the Main Gate car park.