The Universe Tonight

Sep 6, 2014 6:00pm
Institute for Astronomy

Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES)

Presenter: Dr. John Hamilton, PISCES Education and Outreach Manager

Topic: Going to the Moon Without Leaving Hawaii

September 6 is the International Observe the Moon Night - the perfect time to bring the Moon’s mystique into greater focus.  In celebration, John Hamilton will present how the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES) in Hilo, Hawaii has a unique relationship with our lunar partner.  He will discuss the latest lunar missions and discoveries, and present how PISCES and UH-Hilo have participated in LADEE launch, Lunar Impact Observing, and NASA ISRU Analog Field Tests. The PISCES project serves as a world-class research and education/training center enabling both public and private aerospace agencies from around our planet to develop and test pioneering technologies that can advance robotic and human missions to space, as well as enhance the quality of life on Earth.  John will also present how PISCES conducts environmentally-safe field tests on Hawaii’s volcanic terrain to experiment and validate advanced space technologies.  Please join us at the VIS to celebrate this lunar event.


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