Jupiter is a gassy giant planet in our solar system. Imaging in different wavelength as well as measuring the very strong magnetic fields around Jupiter can help us understand its interior, magnetic field and the formation of this truly impressive planet.
The JUNO mission is currently orbiting Jupiter and is reaching its halfway mark. JUNO mission scientist Dr J Nichols (University of Leicester) will give us a background to this project, its striking imagery, and some of the science results gathered so far. This presentation will be followed by a brief introduction to what is visible in this month's sky.
The event will start at 8 pm with Dr J Nichols (University of Leicester) talk The JUNO Mission - First Results. Refreshments will be offered from 7.45 pm in the CELS foyer. Afterwards, visitors will get a tour of the NTU observatory and the chance to see interesting objects in the spring sky using the observatory's telescopes, small telescopes and binoculars, if the weather allows it.
If the weather is not good, a small planetarium session will be offered in the observatory pointing out objects of interest
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