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LEXINGTON-CONCORD CHAPTER CHAPTER - Oct 31, 2013

Young AFCEANS Visit Smithsonian Observatory

Chapter Young AFCEANS visited Jim Shaw, director of central engineering, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, in October to learn about bleeding edge research investigating the sun and Solar Probe Plus—a NASA mission designed to plunge directly into the atmosphere of the sun for the first time in history, which is a completely unexplored region of space. The probe includes the Solar Wind Electrons Alphas and Protons (SWEAP) Investigation, a set of instruments on the spacecraft that will directly measure the properties of the plasma in the solar atmosphere. Dr. Justin C. Kasper of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, leads SWEAP with participants including the University of California, Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory, the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, the University of Alabama Huntsville, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Los Alamos National Laboratory, University of New Hampshire and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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In October, the chapter's Young AFCEANs visit the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory to learn about bleeding edge research investigating the sun.
In October, the chapter's Young AFCEANs visit the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory to learn about bleeding edge research investigating the sun.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Pauline Froebel
781-820-4467

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