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Ormond Beach Observer Wednesday, Jul. 6, 2016 4 years ago

MOAS to host planetarium show about Juno mission to Jupiter

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After nearly five years, NASA's Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit July 4.
by: Emily Blackwood News Editor

The Museum of Arts & Sciences will be hosting a special planetarium show from 4 to 4:45 p.m. July 8 to discuss the mission to Jupiter by the Juno spacecraft. According to press release from NASA, Juno successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit during a 35-minute engine burn July 4.

“Independence Day always is something to celebrate, but today we can add to America’s birthday another reason to cheer — Juno is at Jupiter,” stated NASA administrator Charlie Bolden. “And what is more American than a NASA mission going boldly where no spacecraft has gone before? With Juno, we will investigate the unknowns of Jupiter’s massive radiation belts to delve deep into not only the planet’s interior, but into how Jupiter was born and how our entire solar system evolved.”

Learn about the mission in store for the Juno spacecraft in this immersive MOAS planetarium show and explore how revealing the underlaying layers of this massive planet's atmosphere may unravel clues on the formation of the solar system. 

This show is free for members, included with paid museum admission, or is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Entry to the show is on a first-come, first-served basis as seating is limited. There will be an encore presentation of this show from 4 to 4:45 p.m. July 13. 

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