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Programs & Camps

Scientific Proofs

Programs & Camps

Scientific Proofs

“Scientific Proofs” is a monthly gathering for grownups who like to geek out on science. Each month we have conversations about interesting, sometimes hot-button, science topics led by area scientists, leaders, and professionals. Held at Mellow Mushroom St. Matthews every month (before trivia). All events are FREE… minus the food and drinks!

January 31, 2018 • 6:30 - 7:30 PM
  • Cost
    FREE
  • Location
    Mellow Mushroom St. Matthews

Juno, Cassini, and Our Future in Space

The first Scientific Proofs of 2018 explores our place in space. We welcome Tim Dowling, fresh from his appearance on Science Friday, to share the latest from the Juno and Cassini projects. These robotic explorers were like billion-dollar dueling banjos in 2017, taking turns delivering close-up views of Jupiter and Saturn. Many surprises have emerged, including a geologically young age of 200 million years for Saturn’s rings, and no dense core for Jupiter. These and other revelations will be presented.

Becky Steele, from the newly formed Louisville Chapter of the world famous Planetary Society, explores Kentucky’s history in space science, the newest research, and why Kentucky could be (and should be!) a leading contributor to future space science and exploration. Discover the latest from the 2nd largest aerospace industry in the country!