On, Tuesday, February 13, at 7 p.m., Sally Jean Jensen will be giving a talk entitled “NEAR-Rendezvous With an Asteroid” at the Marc Sylvestre Planetarium, located in Boyd Hall.
Launched five years ago, the spacecraft NEAR has made close approaches of the asteroids 243 Mathilde and 433 Eros. The images and data it has sent back are the best ever obtained for any asteroid. Sally Jensen is a NASA Solar System Ambassador. A short discussion of the skies for February will follow.
Admission is $1. For further information contact Dr. Machnik at 535-2748.