Live and In-Person: The DART Mission Impact Into Asteroid Dimorphos

September 7, 2022

Live and In-Person: The DART Mission Impact Into Asteroid Dimorphos

Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL.

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) is opening its doors to host a live, in-person event featuring the impact of NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft into the asteroid Dimorphos. At the event, the first in the LPI’s 2022–2023 Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series, we will provide a DART mission overview and live commentary as the DART spacecraft approaches and impacts the asteroid.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. CDT, Monday, September 26, 2022, at the LPI in Houston, TX. In-person attendees are encouraged to wear masks.

The Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series features some of the hottest topics in our solar system and beyond with the scientists who are making the discoveries. The speaker at the event will be Dr. Edgard Rivera-Valentín, who is a planetary scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory where they work on applied planetary science. They are an investigation team member of the Near-Earth Object Surveyor Mission and the planetary defense lead for the OSIRIS-APEX mission to the asteroid Apophis.

It is an exciting time in the exploration of the solar system and the universe. The 2022–2023 Cosmic Exploration Speaker Series will feature presentations on a variety of topics including a retrospective of the Apollo 16 and 17 missions, current lunar exploration, Venus, and new results from the James Webb Space Telescope.

For those who are unable to attend in-person, the event will be streamed live through the LPI YouTube channel. Recordings of past presentations are also available on LPI’s YouTube channel.

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