The May meeting will take place on:
Wednesday May 22, 2019 8:00 pm
(Please note Change in Meeting Date)
Chemistry - Physics Building
Memorial University of Newfoundland
- Speaker: Dr. Timothy Dowling - “Latest Results from the Proximity Orbits of Juno at Jupiter and Cassini at Saturn”
The two largest planets in the solar system have recently been probed like never before using extremely close orbits
and high-precision gravity
and magnetic field measurements. The jet streams on these planets have been determined
to be as deep as they are wide, some 3000 km deep on Jupiter and 9000 km deep on Saturn. In addition, Jupiterís polar
atmosphere has been imaged at close-range for the first time. Stark differences are found between Jupiter and Saturn
both at the cloud-top level and in their interiors. The latest results will be discussed.
Dr. Timothy Dowling is the Professor and Director of the Atmospheric Science Program at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, and is an internationally recognized expert on the atmospheric dynamics and thermodynamics of planetary atmospheres, and principal architect of the EPIC atmospheric model, used by NASA and researchers around the world to model the atmospheres
of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.
- Observation Reports
- Observing Chair: The Sky Next Month
Lot 15B (next to the Music School) is available if the gate is up.
Otherwise use metered parking in various areas.
Please Note: Meetings normally take place on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, September to June.