Events

Learn about missions to Jupiter at the library

DeKALB – “Missions to Jupiter: Rare, Wonderful and Huge,” an event devoted to the wonders of planet Jupiter, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the DeKalb Public Library.

Bill Higgins, one of NASA’s Solar System Ambassadors, will discuss the discoveries that have emerged from NASA’s missions to Jupiter. The planet has been visited by several spacecraft: Pioneer, Voyager, Galileo and more. Learn how each mission has investigated old questions about Jupiter, added new discoveries and suggested new questions for the next mission to answer.

As a volunteer Solar System Ambassador for NASA, Higgins has given talks for more than 20 years. He is a radiation safety physicist at Fermilab, where has worked since 1978. Long fascinated with the outer planets, he witnessed the Voyager 2 encounter with Neptune in 1989 and the New Horizons encounter with Pluto in 2015.

This free program is intended for ages 10 and older. Registration is not required. The program will be held in the lower level Yusunas Meeting Room.

For more information, contact Amanda at adurik@niu.edu.

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