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Venue:CP 145

The Southern Cross Astros are proud to welcome premier guest speaker Dr. Scott Bolton, Associate V. President, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Bolton is Principal Investigator for the Juno Project, another segment of the NASA New Frontiers Program where he also oversaw the launches of the New Horizon Mission to Pluto and IBEX. He was co-investigator for the NASA Cassini and Galileo Missions and now manages the coordination and development of future NASA missions and proposals at SWRI.

Prior to his current position Dr. Bolton was a senior scientist and project manager for 25 years at the Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasadena, California where he was responsible for spacecraft development at Lockheed-Martin, development of spacecraft design, launch vehicles, analysis of scientific instruments in the Juno Mission. He began his interest in space science at the University of Michigan. He has more than 30 years experience in the field of aerospace and space engineering. Dr. Bolton leads several educational programs for developing science, math and art skills for students in elementary to high school. He has produced several musical concerts, art exhibits, scientific document, videos and appeared in several space science documentaries aimed to motivate children into their academic studies.

Come to the FIU Physics Building, CP-145 lecture hall, Modesto Maidique campus to hear the latest updates of the Juno and New Horizon Missions. The free SCAS program includes prizes, discussions with top level speakers and food buffet. Park in visitor/faculty slots in the campus Red Garage west of Southwest 109 Avenue/8 Street. Follow the SCAS signs across the patio to CP-145. 305-661-1375

Other SCAS event include:

  • Public Star Party, Friday, March 13th, dusk - 11 p.m., SCAS Redlands Observatory, 23325 SW 217 Ave. Homestead, 33031.
  • Flamingo Days, Saturday, March 21st, hosted by Everglades Nat'l Park, 7:30 a.m. Birdwalks,activities, Star Party. This event is free.
  • Lights Out America, Saturday, March 28, 8:30 -9:30 p.m., Save energy, $, and view the natural wonder overhead!

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