Come join the RASC: Yukon Centre, at the Yukon College, for an out of this world Event on July 4th 2016 in Room 2402, to celebrate Juno's arrival at Jupiter after an extraordinary 2,800 million kilometer journey, and witness, as Juno arrives in Jupiter's orbit, at speeds exceeding 250,000 km/h, making this spacecraft one of the fastest human-made objects ever made! This FREE event is open to the public, and Christa Van Laerhoven, a member of the RASC: Yukon Centre and a CITA planetary scientist and orbital dynamicist, will be on-hand to guide the presentation as the spacecraft performs its Jupiter orbital insertion!
Eyes on the Solar System has developed a module dedicated to the Juno mission to Jupiter. In this online, interactive visualization, the RASC: Yukon Centre can ride along with the Juno spacecraft, in real-time, as it arrives on July 4th, or, travel backward or forward in time from launch to its planned fiery end of mission in February 2018, using the classroom's Smart Board.
- Presentation about the Juno spacecraft (7PM to 7:30PM)
- Talk about the mission (07:30PM to 8:15PM)
- Jupiter Orbit Insertion (JOI) - burn begins at 8:18PM
- The burn is scheduled to end at 8:50PM
- Closing remarks (8:50PM to 9PM)