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Saturday, May 26 • 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Touch the Sun

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The Parker Solar Probe, which is slated to be launched sometime in 2018, is a NASA mission to "touch" the sun in order to study solar wind. Come hear a talk by NASA experts involved in the design and launch of these types of expeditions and learn about what it can tell us about the sun, exoplanets, and alien worlds.

Moderators
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C. Alex Young

Associate Director for Science, Heliophysics Science Division, NASA
Solar astrophysicist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Associate Director for Science of its Heliophysics Science Division. Alex is also a member of the Museum’s Board of Advisors and Chair of the Technology Subcommittee.

Speakers
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Hillary Dennison

Computational Astrophysicist, Naval Research Lab
Hillary Dennison is a Computational Astrophysicist at the Naval Research Lab in Washington, DC. She works for the Space Science division doing solar physics research. As part of this research she has participated in the testing and integration of the white light detectors used in... Read More →
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Michael Kirk

Research Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Dr. Michael Kirk is a research scientist in the Heliophysics Science Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center with Catholic University of America. He is working in support of the Solar Dynamics Observatory satellite studying the physics of the sun, the causes of solar variability... Read More →
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Rosanna Smith

Integration and Test Engineer, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Rosanna M. Smith is an Integration and Test Engineer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. She has a Bachelor’s degree in physics and astronomy and a Master’s degree in space policy. She was on the integration and test team for NASA’s Van Allen Probes... Read More →

Staff
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Jandy Hanna

Jandy Hanna, PhD, MSB, is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Biomedical Sciences Division at WVSOM. Her PhD is in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy and she currently teaches medical gross anatomy and studies the biomechanics of locomotion. Her Masters is in bioethics, in which... Read More →

Saturday May 26, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
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