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 Post subject: Re: Juno
PostPosted: July 9th, 2016, 12:20 pm 
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NASA-TV will replay the ebulliant post-JOI science briefing at 1pm CDT and 7pm CDT, and tomorrow at 9am and 5pm.

The Highland Road Park Observatory's Science Academy will have its Cadets exploring the Juno mission and the potential it has to make us reevaluate our view of Jupiter. The topic "Juno" will be covered at the 16 July Science Academy from 10am to 12pm. The session is for eight- to twelve-year-olds. The cost is $5 per in-parish Cadet and six dollars per out-of-parish Cadet. More information is at...
http://hrpo.lsu.edu/programs/academy.html

Confirmation of a successful burn was received here on Earth at 10:53pm CDT Independence Day. As planned, Juno returned to high-rate communications on Tuesday and powered up five of its science instruments this past Wednesday. To slightly tweak the spacecraft's orbit, The Juno scientists and engineers have scheduled a short trajectory correction maneuver this coming Wednesday. The rest of the instruments will be powered up before 1 August.

More information:
http://www.nasa.gov/feature/team-begins-powering-up-science-instruments


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 Post subject: Re: Juno
PostPosted: August 11th, 2016, 2:07 pm 
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During our party at HRPO on 4 July, we gave away Jupiter lithographs and Juno stickers. They came from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and were secured by Amy Brouillette, the Education Curator here who is also a Solar System Ambassador. JPL was generous and HRPO has a few of these left.

During the times below, we will give to each visitor a Jupiter lithograph and Juno sticker at no cost...
*today until 8pm
*tomorrow from 6pm to 10pm
*Saturday from 9am to 2pm, and from 5pm to 10pm
(These times assume no inclement weather that causes HRPO to close early.)

More information:
http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/decades-of-discovery-nasa-s-exploration-of-jupiter


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 Post subject: Re: Juno
PostPosted: October 19th, 2016, 3:17 pm 
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There is currently a Juno news briefing taking place in Pasadena at the annual Division for Planetary Sciences meeting. This briefing will be rebroadcast on...
*both NASA-TVs (6pm CDT and 10pm CDT today, 10am CDT, 2pm CDT, 6pm CDT tomorrow)
*NASA-TV1 (12am CDT, 1am CDT, 6am CDT and 10pm CDT tomorrow)\
*NASA-TV3 (2am CDT tomorrow)

Juno enter "safe mode" at 12:47am CDT. A burn of the main engine to reduce the spacecraft's orbital period from 53.4 to 14 days was to have taken place last week; it was postponed. The next close flyby is 11 December.

More information:
http://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/juno-spacecraft-in-safe-mode-for-latest-jupiter-flyby

DPS is a section of the American Astronomical Society...
https://dps.aas.org/


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 Post subject: Re: Juno
PostPosted: December 21st, 2016, 4:33 pm 
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On 24 October Juno exited "safe mode". That same month it also executed a so-called trim manuever, burning its small thrusters for about a half-hour to alter its orbital velocity.

Needless to say, the Juno mission will be part of the annual "Space Year in Review" presentation at HRPO. As always, it is the first of the Friday Night Lecture Series after our return from holidays in December. "2016--The Space Year in Review" will take place on Friday 6 January at 7:30pm. The talk has no admission fee and is for a general adult audience.

More information:
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/nasas-juno-mission-exits-safe-mode-performs-trim-maneuver


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 Post subject: Re: Juno
PostPosted: February 5th, 2017, 7:53 pm 
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The 2017 NASA Science calendar is out, and the imagery is magnificent. The January image is this one from the Juno mission...
https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/jpl/pia21030/closing-in-on-jupiters-north-pole

It's from the 27 August flyby--the first one. 4200 kilometers from the upper cloud banks the equipment gives us our first realization, that Jupiter's northern latitudes are a lot bluer than its southern counterparts.


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 Post subject: Re: Juno
PostPosted: May 25th, 2017, 1:04 pm 
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The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is allowing the general public to listen in on a live teleconference (right now!) concerning science gathered via the Juno mission. Only members of the media can ask questions.

The participants are Heidi Becker, Scott Bolton, Diane Brown, Jack Connerney and Candy Hansen.

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https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive


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