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Thursday
05
APR

Dr. Jim Bell: The Ultimate Interplanetary Travel Guide

18:00
19:30
Princeton Public Library
Event organized by Princeton Public Library

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Do you dream of traveling to other worlds? Well then, why not? Come with noted astronomer, planetary scientist, and interplanetary travel guide Prof. Jim Bell on a tour of what the solar system has to offer as of 2018.

Hiking, sightseeing, photography, musical performances, fine dining, extreme sports, even Citizen Science research opportunities abound across our solar system, from Mercury through the gas giants and moons of the outer planets, and even beyond. How should you dress? What should you bring? What kinds of adventures can you expect? Let's find out!

Jim Bell is a Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University, and President of The Planetary Society, the world's largest public space advocacy organization. Jim's research group primarily focuses on the geology, geochemistry, and mineralogy of planets, moons, asteroids, and comets using data obtained from telescopes as well as spacecraft missions to these worlds. Jim has a main belt asteroid named after him (8146 Jimbell), and has received the Carl Sagan Medal from the American Astronomical Society, for excellence in public communication in planetary sciences.

"Like any good travel book, Jim Bell's guide gives you some good advice on what to bring and what to wear. Of course, we don't leave for a few hundred years. For now though, check out these images--the pictures alone will make you want to start packing!" - Bill Nye, CEO, The Planetary Society

Co-sponsored by the Princeton University Department of Astrophysical Sciences.