Join us for lunch and conversation at Ruby Tuesday's in Greenbelt at 12 pm.
8811 Greenbelt Road
Greenbelt, MD 20770
We'll practice spanish--learn us some space talk! After lively and interesting conversation, we'll drive in tandem to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Please meet inside the Visitor Center at 1:30 PM
The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD builds and operates most of NASA’s science research satellites-- such as the famous Hubble Space Telescope; manages their tracking and orbital operations; and provides instruments flown on other NASA and international space probes. Goddard is home to one of the largest groups of scientists, engineers and researchers in the world, who study everything from black holes to our own Sun.
Exhibits at the Visitor Center include:
* Rocket Garden that features many types of rockets, mock-ups, and old flight hardware.
* Science on a Sphere: Footprints a movie consisting of a visually rich presentation where the earth appears in a variety of guises, from depictions of the biosphere to planetary views of city lights at night to dramatic examinations about the science of hurricane formation. The movie also includes other moons and planets with a special presentation of our moon and Mars. But, more than a showcase for discrete data sets, the movie provides a conceptual framework about the human drive to explore. By combining data with narration, inventive pictures and dramatic sound, "Footprints" seeks to engage and enthuse audiences about the real-world uses and majesty of NASA's observations.
* New Views of the Universe contains images and data taken from the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) of planets, galaxies, black holes, and many other fascinating cosmic entities.
The Goddard Space Flight Center is not accessible via Metro trains, but the Greenbelt Metro Station is nearby if people can arrange for carpools to pick up from there at about 11:30.