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Sampling an Asteroid to Understand the Birth of Our Planet (Exploring Space Lecture)

Sampling an Asteroid to Understand the Birth of Our Planet (Exploring Space Lecture) Online

Speaker: Dr. Tim McCoy, Geologist, Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History

On October 20, 2020, NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission accomplished something not done by a U.S. space mission in nearly 50 years - sampling the surface of another planetary body. In this talk, Dr. McCoy will share the 15-year odyssey of proposing, building, and launching OSIRIS-REx to sample the asteroid Bennu.

The Exploring Space lectures are made possible by the generous support of Aerojet Rocketdyne and United Launch Alliance.

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This event is not being hosted by the SJR State Library. We are sharing news of this free event because it is related to the curriculum offered at the College and, therefore, may be of interest to our students, faculty, and staff.  

Date:
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Time:
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Audience:
  All SJR State Students     Community Members     SJR State Employees  
Categories:
  Free event provided by an external agency  
Online:
This is an online event. Event URL: https://www.si.edu/events/online?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D150665115