General Meeting

Next Meeting:  Friday, June 2, 2017

Open to the Public:  TAAA encourages the public to join our general meetings held on the first Friday of the month in the Steward Observatory Lecture Hall (Room N210) on the U of A Campus.

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6:30 pm – Introductory Presentation

Title:  Astronomy Outreach of Kosovo

Presenter:  Pranvera Hyseni

Pranvera Hyseni is the 21-year-old founder and director of Astronomy Outreach of Kosovo (AOK) in the Republic of Kosovo, an independent country in the Balkans. AOK offers star parties at local schools and public squares. Pranvera has represented Kosovo at international science meetings and developed an astronomical education program that will be used by all of Kosovo. She is visiting the USA for the first time. Her stops will include the Grand Canyon Star Party. Welcome Pranvera to Tucson and hear her speak about her goal of inspiring youth and the general public about NASA’s mission for space research and exploration.

7:30 pm – Main Presentation

Title:  Juno Space Probe Update

Presenter:  Dr. William Hubbard, Professor Emeritus of the Lunar and Planetary Lab and Co-Investigator of the Juno Mission to Jupiter

Launched on August 5, 2011, to explore Jupiter, NASA’S Juno Orbiter mission successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit on July 4, 2016. Since then it has been peering through the gas giant’s dense clouds to study its gravity and magnetic fields, atmospheric dynamics and composition, and evolution. Scientific papers to be released on May 25th, reveal what questions about Jupiter Juno has answered and what new queries its findings raise. Enjoy this hot off the press presentation from Dr. William Hubbard, Juno’s Co-Investigator.