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Date:
January 18, 2019
Time:
6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
Library
Address:
181 N. 9th St.
Show Low, AZ 85901
Contact:
928-532-4070
Cost:
FREE
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PARKER SOLAR PROBE INTERACTIVE PROGRAM

Friday, January 18, 2019

Adults (18 years and older) can learn the science and engineering behind NASA’s Parker Solar Probe on Friday, Jan. 18, from 6:15 to 8 p.m. To help participants understand the underlying science and the work of the solar probe, this NASA@MyLibrary event includes a virtual streaming presentation by Dr. William Rice, a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Wyoming, plus an individual activity to build a simple spectroscope (with supplies provided). The solar probe, about the size of a small car, was launched in August 2018 and is the first-ever mission to "touch" the Sun. The spacecraft will travel directly into the Sun's atmosphere about four million miles from the surface. It is designed to trace the flow of energy and understand the heating of the solar corona and to explore what accelerates the solar wind.