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Astronomy Day 2013

Saturday, April 20, 2013, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Museum of the Rockies

On Saturday, April 20th,  the Museum of the Rockies will host Astronomy Day 2013. Events include talks by MSU alumnus Brian Larsen, who works on the NASA Van Allen Space Probe Mission at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Jaime Waydo, an MSU alumnus who is a mobility engineer for the Curiosity rover. Astronomy Day also features kids' activities, planetarium shows, solar viewing and more.

This event is free and open to the public.


Events and Presentations

1pm Opening Remarks: Dr. Angela Des Jardins, director of the Montana Space Grant Consortium

Brian Larsen1:10 pm Brian Larsen, MSU graduate, Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Larsen is part of NASA's Van Allen Probes Mission and will share information aboutl space weather and what it means to us, the mission, and recent results. Larsen is a Technical Staff Member in the Intelligence and Space Research Division, Space Science and Applications Group (ISR-1).


2:10pm Autograph Session with Brian Larsen and Jaime Waydo


Waydo Photo3pm Jaime Waydo, MSU graduate and mobility engineer for the Mars Curiosity Rover team. Waydo will speak on "Curiosity's Science:  What is the Mars Rover Doing, and What Have We Learned?"

Download Jaime's Fun Facts About Mars [PDF]


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