Mysteries of the Cosmos

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Citywide Senior Center
806 Massachusetts Ave.


To Touch the Sun: A Discussion of Angular Momentum. Why can spacecraft travel to Uranus in less time than it takes to maneuver into a stable orbit around Mercury? What are the biggest challenges for the Solar Probe Plus mission? What is really happening during a "gravity assist" for a spacecraft? We will answer these questions (and more!) this month when we take a closer look at the conservation of angular momentum.

Program is free and open to the public.

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