|Beginning at 10 am, the main atrium of Building 28 will be filled with over 50 displays showcasing the amazing science that goes on at Goddard. Come ask solar physicists about space weather, or talk to scientists who have been flying over Greenland to measure the health of the Earth's polar ice caps. And so much more!
There will be continuous presentations on the hyperwall, a display of 15 HD monitors displaying the latest in climate models or astronomical images, as well as special showings of the spectacular new hyperwall video, the "Pursuit of Light."
The Goddard Scientific Visualization Studio will be open for 3-D videos of the latest solar storms.
Put on virtual reality goggles in the virtual CAVE Virtual Environment lab to find a whole new perspective on spacecraft design.
Enter The GeoDome inflatable planetarium for a tour of the universe and the planets.
A barbeque lunch provided by the Goddard GEWA Recreation Center is available for $7.00.
To wrap up the day and ramp-up for the transit of Venus, a special lecture series will be held in Building 8 auditorium at 3:30. Jim Garvin, our Chief Scientist will give us the latest news about the exploration of Mars and Venus, Stephen Dick, a historian from the Smithsonian Institution will speak about the history of observing the transit of Venus, and Goddard astrophysicist Mark Clampin will speak about how observing transits (similar to what Venus will do at 6 pm) helps scientists find solar systems around other stars.
After the Science Jamboree, stay for the transit of Venus main event at the Goddard Visitor Center.
More info at the link...
|Date||June 05, 2012|
|Start/End Time||10:00 AM - 03:00 PM|
|Event Type||Events (e.g., Science Jamboree)|