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Virtual Speaker Event: The Voyagers - Humanity's Most Distant Explorers

Event Details

Tue, August 18, 2020
06:45PM - 08:00PM
Zoom (link will be emailed to all primary registrants one day prior to event)
Virtual Event, San Diego CA 92101
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Joyce Liu, '99 and Mark Broido, '88, MA '89

Thank you to everyone who attended the Stanford Club of San Diego's inaugural Virtual Speaker event in June, "Images from Around the World with Stanford Travel/Study". One of our polling questions asked where you would you like to go on your next vacation, and a few people answered outer space! We stepped up to the challenge, and are pleased to invite you to our next VS event, featuring Suzanne Dodd, Director for the Interplanetary Network Directorate at Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology.

For nearly 43 years, the Voyager mission has enabled first-of-a-kind science discoveries and shared them with the world. The twin Voyager spacecraft brought us new views of the outer solar system planets – Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune – during the late 1970s and 1980s. Since 1990, the Voyagers have traveled more than four times the distance from the Earth to Neptune, finally crossing into interstellar space in 2012 (Voyager 1) and 2018 (Voyager 2).

Suzanne’s talk will briefly touch on the Voyager planetary mission, while primarily focusing on recent discoveries Voyager has made while in interstellar space. To whet your appetite for the event, The New Yorker has conveniently and in timely fashion published the following article on "How to Plan a Space Mission": 

We hope you will join us!

Schedule for the Evening:

6:45-7 pm Optional social time
7-7:45 pm Talk
7:45-8 pm Q&A

Event Activities

Virtual Speaker Event: The Voyagers - Humanity's Most Distant Explorers
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 @ 6:45 PM

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