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National Astronomy Meeting Begins in Manchester


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The Royal Astronomical Society's annual National Astronomy Meeting got under way in Manchester on March 27, 2012. More than 900 astronomers and scientists were in attendance.



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Public Lecture: Mission to Jupiter: What's Inside the Giant Planet?

Prof. Fran Bagenal, Laboratory of Atmospheric & Space Physics, University of Colorado, USA

NASA's JUNO mission was launched in August 2011 and will go into orbit over Jupiter's poles in about 5 years time. JUNO carries instruments that will probe Jupiter's deep interior and measure the amount of water - a key component of solar system evolution. JUNO is the first spacecraft to fly over Jupiter's aurora and will measure both the energetic particles raining down on the planet and the bright 'northern & southern lights' which they excite.
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  UK-Germany National Astronomy Meeting NAM2012

27-30 March 2012

The 2012 National Astronomy Meeting of the Royal Astronomical Society, in partnership with the Astronomische Gesellschaft (incorporating meetings of MIST and UK Solar Physics) is taking place in University Place at the University of Manchester. The meeting is organised by the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics.
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