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  • CORE Innovation Hub FLUX, 191 Saint Georges Terrace Perth, WA, 6000 Australia (map)

The cloudy skies of Jupiter have captivated people for centuries, and now NASA’s Juno spacecraft lets us have our closest ever view. Come and spend a day exploring our solar system's greatest planet. We'll start in the morning learning the latest discoveries about Jupiter with a special planetarium session at Scitech. Next we'll enjoy a fabulous lunch at the Flux Base, then we'll satisfy our hunger for knowledge in an afternoon workshop learning to process digital images from NASA's JunoCam with the help of professional Astronomers and image processing experts. The event continues into the evening when you will be transported to the Perth Observatory for a Night Sky Tour, where you'll be able to see Jupiter live and in person through the Observatory's telescopes.

The ticket price of $30 includes entry to Scitech and two shows in the Planetarium, catering (lunch, tea and dinner), as well as the shuttle bus to and from Perth Observatory. Numbers are limited to 40 people.

This event is aimed at university students and the public who have a keen interest in astronomy and would like to know more about Jupiter and basic astronomical image processing. 

However, the Scitech planetarium session is open to all and additional tickets for this show (to bring along friends and family) can be booked via Scitech.

 

Program:

Scitech Planetarium

10:30 - 10:55 “Faster Than Light "

10:55 - 11:20 NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter

Flux Base 191 St. Georges Tce, Perth

13:00 - 15:00 Introduction to image processing & JunoCam

15:30 - 17:00 Processing images from JunoCam

Perth Observatory

19:30 - 21:30 Night Sky Tour

Please note for the afternoon session it is imperative that particiants bring along a laptop. We will send out information on required software or alternative access methods closer to the event.

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