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AIAA Presents the Wise-R Mission: Near Earth Asteroid Detection

• Title: New and Wiser (Wise Asteroid Mission, Take 2

• Speaker: Ned Wright, PhD; Professor of Physics and Astronomy, UCLA

• When:  6:00PM, Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

• Where: The IRWD Duck Club, Irvine, CA

RSVP: Click here to RSVP/Register

The Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has been reactivated to search for Near Earth Objects as the NEOWISE-R mission.  While WISE was cooled by solid hydrogen and observed the whole sky from 3 to 25 microns, NEOWISE-R is passively cooled and only the two short wavelength bands centered at 3.4 and 4.6 microns are operating.  Asteroids, and NEOs in particular, are very bright at 4.6 microns.  In this talk, Dr. Wright will discuss the astrophysical results of the original all-sky survey by WISE and the solar system results of WISE and NEOWISE.

Dr. Ned Wright received a Ph.D. in Astronomy from Harvard University, and has been a physics and/or astronomy professor, first at M.I.T., then at UCLA.  He has worked on COBE, WMAP, and the Spitzer Space Telescope, and he is the principal investigator of the WISE mission.

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
6:00PM  Pizza and Drinks
6:30PM   Presentation
7:15PM    Q and A 'til 8:00 P.M.

The presentation will be given at the Duck Club Clubhouse of the Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) at 45 Riparian View in Irvine, near the intersection of Campus Drive with University Drive.  Please see the IRWD website for directions and a map.

Free for pre-registered AIAA Members;  $5 for others

Registration deadline is Monday, July 21st, 2014.

Register Now! 

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  • Anne K.

    I learned a few more things, and was impressed with the attendee involvement in the Q and A.

    July 23, 2014

  • Dr. Don V B.

    Be sure to Register on the OC AIAA website your intent to attend (Click "Register Now!", above). Free for AIAA members, $5.00 otherwise (no pun intended) . Pizza & Drinks at 6:00PM. Talk at 6:30PM.

    July 18, 2014

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