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September 2024 Club Meeting and Presentation by NASA Space Ambassador

September 14, 2024 @ 6:00 pm 8:45 pm

We are thrilled to announce we will be having a guest speaker from NASA’s Space Ambassador program. Kevin Cole is an Assistant Professor of Earth Science and Astronomy in the Math/Science Department of Harper College and his talk, titled “DART, Hera, and Planetary Defense”, will educate us on planetary defense and the threat of potentially harmful asteroid impacts. He has been involved in meteorite analysis and classification (using the electron-probe micro-analyzer at the University of Illinois-Chicago) for the Planetary Studies Foundation. In addition, he holds a position as a public lecturer for the Cernan Earth and Space Center, Triton College. Prior to that, Kevin was a Staff Scientist for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) where he participated in advanced planetary mission concept analyses under various NASA contracts.

April Meeting Schedule:
6:00-6:30pm – Socializing/Member Rock Swap-Sale
6:30-7:00pm – Club Business
7:00-8:15pm – Guest Speaker: Kevin Cole, NASA Space Ambassador “DART, Hera, and Planetary Defense”
8:15-8:45pm – Socializing/Wrap up

*Please note that we are not able to enter the meeting space until 6pm, and we must vacate by 8:45pm.

Please RSVP here: September 2024 Meeting RSVP

**Please note, if you are interested in participating in the rock swap, please contact John Porter at jpo636@gmail.com. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, please see the details in the latest RRN.

Zoom Meeting Details:

Join Live via Zoom:

ID: 303 941 6730
Passcode: 797052

We hope you can join us!

Laura Pionek
Program Director


September 14, 2024
6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
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9801 Penn Avenue South
Bloomington,MN55431United States
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