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NASA Special Speaker Event: Guest Speaker Dr. Fran Begenal

"Juno: Revealing Jupiter's Interior"

*****Press Release******

The City of Barstow and the NASA Goldstone Visitor’s Center is pleased to announce the continuation of the Speaker’s Series at the Harvey House on July 24, 2017.  Dr. Fran Bagenal will be on location at 6 PM to present “Juno: Revealing Jupiter’s Interior”.  Juno is NASA's current mission in orbit at Jupiter. The GDSCC DSN Visitor’s Center is located at the Historic Harvey House – 685 North First Ave Barstow, CA 92311. The Goldstone DSN Visitor’s Center is open to the public at 10am, so come early to spend time in the exhibit rooms.

 Fran Bagenal         Juno Mission

NASA’s JUNO mission launched in August 2011 and began it’s orbit over Jupiter’s poles on July 14, 2016. JUNO carries instruments that will probe Jupiter’s deep interior and measure the amount of water — a key component of solar system evolution. JUNO is the first spacecraft to fly over Jupiter’s aurora and will measure both the energetic particles raining down on the planet and the bright “northern & southern lights” they excite.

                                              https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/juno/main/index.html

JOIN US MONDAY JULY 24, 2017 AT 6PM FOR THIS EXCITING PRESENTATION AS WE LEARN ABOUT JUPITER!

Additional Information about the Speaker: 

Dr. Fran Bagenal recently retired as professor of astrophysical and planetary sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She continues at CU’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics as a research scientist to focus on two space missions she has been involved in for the past ~15 years: NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Juno mission to Jupiter. Her main area of expertise is the study of charged particles trapped in planetary magnetic fields.

Dr. Bagenal received her bachelor degree in Physics and Geophysics from the University of Lancaster, England, and her doctorate degree in Earth and Planetary Sciences from MIT in 1981.  She spent five years as a postdoctoral researcher at Imperial College, London, before returning to the United States for research and faculty positions in Boulder, Colorado. She has participated in many of NASA's planetary exploration missions, including Voyager 1 and 2, Galileo, Deep Space 1, New Horizons and Juno.