General Meeting: Speaker: Dave Doody, JPL Engineer

 

Date: Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 11:00 am

Dave Doody, JPL Engineer

Join Dave Doody, Space Flight Operations Engineer from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, for his presentation: How We Got to Saturn and What Cassini is Finding. 

Dave Doody, JPL’s Lead Engineer for real-time Mission Control operations of the Cassini-Huygens Mission, will discuss how we got to Saturn and what the robotic explorer has been discovering there.

He will describe some of the historic achievements that led to interplanetary flight, share the latest discoveries by the Cassini Spacecraft and the Huygens Probe about Saturn and its rings, its large, atmosphere-enshrouded moon Titan and the other diverse moons, and reveal plans for the mission’s future.

Join us for this unique opportunity to hear from someone who is directly involved with exploring our solar system.

Dave has been publishing in the technical and popular literature, teaching short courses, and speaking in public about space-flight related subjects. His books include Deep Space Craft, An Overview of Interplanetary Flight and Basics of Space Flight. 

Once in a while you can find Dave playing sidewalk astronomer in Pasadena, offering free telescope views of the planets to passers-by. And once a year, Dave welcomes participants in his “Basics of Interplanetary Flight” seminar with Art Center College of Design Public Programs in Pasadena.

Food
A complimentary lunch is provided after the talk. We’ll get a chance to meet, talk and get to know one another.

Cost
This meeting is free and open to the public. We rely on donations to keep it that way. The monthly meeting costs about $10/person to run. If you are able to, please contribute online or at the meeting.

AU Kids
Children are welcome to join our AU Kids program. The children have another area where they play and learn during the main event. Parents are free to attend the main event or stay with their children during the meeting. After the main event, we all come together for lunch.

Parking
Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the building.

Attendance
About 80-100 people attend our meetings so you’re sure to have a good time and meet lots of new people.

We need your support
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Date
Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 11:00 am.
Registration begins at 10:30 am.

Location
Center For Inquiry Los Angeles
4773 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

(2 blocks west of Vermont)