Current News & Events:
Comets in Science, History and Popular Culture
at the Northeast Planetary Data Center Gallery
Lincoln Field Building 216
The delivery of the Data Center's new "Magic Planet" -- a digital 3d globe, presents a variety of new opportunities for research, presentation and instruction.
Recent Events & Activities:
July 9, 2014: Planetary Science graduate students Terik Daly and Stephanie Quintana teach a Brown Summer Studies class in "Habitable Worlds: Possible Places for Life in the Solar System and Beyond".
June, 2014: Visiting student intern supported by Rhode Island Space Grant Consortium built a 3D printer and developed models of planetary surfaces.
June17, 2014: Brown University Ambassadors from the Staff Advisory Committee listen to an update on the Curiosity rover given by Assistant Professor and mission scientist Ralph Milliken.
May 24, 2014: Annual Northeast Planetary Data Center Commencement Open House. "Comet Tales: Comets in Science, History and Popular Culture"
April 23, 2014: "A Day on College Hill"'; Presentation on Curioisty for new STEM undergraduate admissions.
April 22, 2014: Data Center Director Peter Schultz and Rhode Island School of Design professor Michael Lye discussion of surface properties of Phobos for RISD students--"Designing for Deep Space".
November, 2013: Opening of "Comet Tales: Wondrous Wanderers" at the Museum of Natural History, in conjunction with the appearance of Comet ISON.