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Southern Vermont Astronomy Group October monthly meeting
October 12 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
CHESTER, Vt. – Southern Vermont Astronomy Group October 2021 Monthly Meeting is being held via Zoom on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. Please visit the events page at https://sovera.org/events/ for the event link.
We will be hosting Gregory T. Shanos, Pharm.D., a pharmacist by trade and NASA Solar System Ambassador by passion. He will be presenting “A New Dawn: Asteroids Vesta and Ceres Revealed.” NASA’s Dawn spacecraft arrived at Asteroid Vesta in July 2011, orbited the asteroid for over a year to map and study its surface features to gain insights on it’s internal structure. The spacecraft then departed Vesta in Sept 2012 to rendezvous with dwarf planet Ceres in 2015. Dawn then orbited Ceres, mapped and studied its surface. Greg will discuss an overview of the scientific findings from this mission to these two asteroids.