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Intro Astronomy 2016. Class 6: Mars

Lecture 6 of Dr. Bruce Betts' 2015 online Introductory Planetary Science and Astronomy course continues exploring Mars including its atmosphere, spacecraft landing and surface operations, and its moons Phobos and Deimos. Recorded at California State University Dominguez Hills.

 


 

Juno

The Planetary Society was recently invited to JPL for a tour of the Clean Room. Inside, Tracy Drain gave us a rundown of the Juno Mission.

 


 

Neptunian Winds

Hold on to your hats! This week's RSF is all about high wind speeds.

 


 

ISS Above

Planetary Society CEO, Bill Nye, introduces the ISS Above raspberry pi. This little computer tracks the International Space Station in real time! And when the ISS is in daylight, the onboard cameras can be displayed on your TV. This gadget was created by a Planetary Society Member, Liam Kennedy.

 


 

Mars Landing Sites

In 2020, a new Mars Rover will land somewhere on Mars. How do they decide where to land? Part of being a space advocate means being empowered by knowing the mission process.

 


 

Intro Astronomy 2016. Class 5: Venus & Mars

Lecture 6 of Dr. Bruce Betts' 2016 online Introductory Planetary Science and Astronomy course covers Venus (characteristics, geologic evolution, exploration, surface landers, exploration), and Mars (characteristics, many types of geologic features, poles, exploration spacecraft). Recorded at California State University Dominguez Hills.

 


 

LightSail 2 Deployment Tests

The Planetary Society introduces LightSail 2, a solar sailing CubeSat that uses the pressure of sunlight for propulsion. LightSail 2 is the successor to LightSail 1, which completed a successful test flight last year. The new spacecraft will launch with Georgia Tech's Prox-1 satellite aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket.

 


 

Viking Lander 1

MARS MADNESS!! Bruce is back at the California Science Center for this week's RSF about the Viking 1 Lander and the first clear image of the surface of Mars.

 


 

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