Our Next Outing
Sigma Xi Announces a Special Field Trip for Wednesday July 24 at 3 p.m. to the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, 1234 Innovation Drive on the CU-Boulder East Campus (north of Colorado Ave. between 30th Street and Foothills Parkway). The tour is planned for approximately 90 minutes. Parking passes will be provided. Participation is limited to 15 persons – please reserve your place with Jo Ann Joselyn (email@example.com; 720 562-8027). Sigma Xi members and guests are welcome.
LASP has a long history of involvement in space missions, beginning in the 1960s. On any individual mission, LASP may have one or more roles: science direction and research; engineering of an individual instrument or component; engineering of an entire instrument suite; mission operations of individual instruments; or mission operations for the spacecraft as a whole. CU undergraduate and graduate students are typically involved as part of any mission work that LASP undertakes. Present missions include Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM) and the Colorado Student Space Weather Experiment (CSSWE) as well as a number of others. LASP scientists are serving as Principal Investigators for two major projects slated to launch in 2013: The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) Mars orbiter, which will study the Martian atmosphere, and the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE), which will characterize the Moon’s atmosphere and lunar dust environment.
Please join us to meet Dr. Dan Baker, Director, and to see the project gallery, mission control area and LASP’s state-of-the-art production facilities.