The Sheraton Waikiki, IfA, and the Friends of the IfA present
Sheraton Waikiki – IfA Explorers of the Universe Lecture

The Voyager Journey to Interstellar Space

by Dr. Ed Stone, Caltech
Voyager Project Scientist & Former Director of JPL

Wednesday, March 4, 7:30PM
UH Manoa Campus Center Ballroom

Free admission – Tickets required!
Tickets available exclusively at https://uhifa.ticketbud.com/voyager

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unched in 1977 to explore Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, the two Voyager spacecraft continued their journeys beyond the planets as they searched for the edge of heliosphere, the giant bubble of wind surrounding the sun.  Beyond the bubble lies interstellar space, the space between the stars filled with matter from the explosions of other stars and by the magnetic field of the Milky Way.  After a thirty-five year journey taking it eleven billion miles from the sun, Voyager 1 became the first human-made object to enter interstellar space.  Voyager’s journey of discovery continues as it begins to explore the space between the stars.

Edward C. Stone is the David Morrisroe Professor of Physics at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) (1994 to date) and Vice Provost for Special Projects (2004 to date). He was Director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (1991-2001). Since 1972, Stone has also served as the chief scientist for the Voyager Mission at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  Following launch of the twin Voyager spacecraft in 1977, he coordinated the efforts of eleven teams of scientists in their studies of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.  He continues to coordinate five teams of scientists as the Voyager spacecraft explore the outer heliosphere in their journey to interstellar space.

Admission is free.
Tickets are required – exclusively at https://uhifa.ticketbud.com/voyager

NOTE: Please do not contact Campus Center about this event. Latecomers with tickets may not be seated, as empty seats will be distributed to the waiting list starting at 7:20 p.m.

Campus parking is $6.

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