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Montauk Observatory Lecture: Jupiter, King of the Planets at The Ross School
August 25, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFree
Speaker: Dr. Mike Inglis, Suffolk County Community College
The largest planet in our solar system, Jupiter, has been observed and studied for over 400 years. From the time of Galileo, via the early days of NASA, to the latest mission, Juno, we have been trying to understand this amazing planet with its cohort of Moons.
In this lively and well-illustrated lecture, Dr. Mike Inglis, Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at Suffolk County Community College, will review our current understanding of Jupiter and discuss what the latest mission will hopefully tell us.
Finally, a look forward to the future will be covered with the missions plan to search for evidence of life on Jupiter’s moons. After the talk, weather permitting, telescopes will be available for a guided tour of the night sky by Montauk Observatory astronomers.
Place: Ross School Tennis Center, 20 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton, NY 11937