Current News & Events:
Relief and excitement after the successful touchdown of the Philae lander on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, during a gathering for a European Space Agency live Stream of the event at the Data Center on Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Recent Events & Activities:
October 25, 2014: "Cassini and the Exploration of Icy Worlds" is featured at Brown's 2014 Family Weekend open house and exhibition.
July, 2014: 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.
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.