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Astronomy on Tap: Special Event Covering NASA’s DART mission – Lansing
September 26, 2022 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Join us on September 26th for a special event at UrbanBeat Lansing covering NASA’s DART mission!! Event is between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM ET.
NASA’s DART mission is the first ever focused on planetary defense, and the first time that humanity will measure the controlled deflection of an asteroid in space. At this Astronomy on Tap event, DART mission team member Prof. Seth Jacobson will introduce and explain how the experiment that the DART mission is conducting will enable NASA and the scientific community to better protect Earth and its inhabitants including us. At 7:14 pm ET, the DART spacecraft will collide with the asteroid Dimorphos, and those at the event will watch live as the images leading up to the collision are broadcast by NASA. After the hopeful success of the impact, Prof. Jacobson will reflect on what we all witnessed and be available to answer questions.