Voyager Lecture Series: Exploring & Imaging Jupiter
August 18th @ 7:30 pm$15
Exploring & Imaging Jupiter
Voyager Lecture Series With Dr. Candice Hansen-Koharcheck
Here the intersection of science and art has truly come to pass. The Juno spacecraft entered into a polar orbit around Jupiter in 2016 carrying JunoCam, a visible light camera. The objective for JunoCam is to give the public a way to be involved in a planetary exploration mission. Members of the public are invited to process JunoCam images. This partnership has resulted in a unique blend of science and art. Enhanced color image processing by volunteer citizen scientists brings out subtle detail in the clouds and storms. Contributions by artists yield products suitable for framing and help us all to appreciate the beauty of the largest planet in our solar system.
Dr. Candice Hansen-Koharcheck is a senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute, and she works on NASA robotic spacecraft missions at Mars and Jupiter. As a Co-Investigator on the Juno mission she leads the JunoCam team.