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Current News & Events:

"Icy Worlds & the discoveries of Dawn and New Horizons"
opens at museum of natural history in providence, ri
April 20, 2015


Recent Events & Activities:

December 12, 2014: Data Center Director Peter Schultz provides instruction in planetary remote sensing and resolution.

November 12, 2014: Relief and excitement after the 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.

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.