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will be held at the: Landry's Seafood


October Meeting Topic: How to Get to Mars and What You Will See Upon Arrival

Topic Information:

Join us Thursday night, October 15th for our next monthly meeting at Landry's in south Denver. After some networking and dinner Dr. Jim Bergstrom, a systems engineer on the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) will give a technical presentation on how to get to Mars and what you will see upon arrival.

The HiRISE camera aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft has been operational since 2006. The mission has returned spectacular data which is helping scientists understand the geologic and climatic processes and history of Mars, and to identify landing sites for future Mars missions. During the presentation you will learn about the HiRISE mission, see stunning pictures of Mars, and understand what it really takes to get to the red planet everyone is talking about.

Jim Bergstrom has always wanted to explore the solar system. Although his dream of being an astronaut didn't materialize, he has helped to dramatically change what we know about Mars. Bergstrom was the lead systems engineer on the HiRISE camera aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. Bergstrom's team designed an instrument that combined very high resolution with high signal-to-noise ratio. He joined the team in 2001 and continues to support flight operations today.

The .5 meter telescope and its associated electronics weigh just 143 pounds but provide very high quality images. Just one image at full resolution would take up a wall with 20 TV screens stacked on top of each other and 60 screens set side-by-side. Images from HiRISE have unveiled geologic mysteries found in the darkest shadows of Mars' craters and provided evidence of water-related geologic activity. Data gleaned by HiRISE images has been a quantum leap for the science community.

Networking will start at 6:00pm. Dinner and brief section news will start at 6:20pm. The main presentation on HiRISE will start around 7:00pm. We look forward to seeing you for what should be a really interesting evening and another great meeting with our AACE association.

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Location:
Landry's Seafood
7209 S Clinton Street
Englewood, CO 80112


Date:
Thursday, October 15, 2015


Please email Mark Scheel, RMS Vice President, if you have any questions about the event at mscheel@ball.com.

Thank you for your attention and response, we look forward to seeing you at this months meeting as we review effective ways in implement streamlined Earned Value Management.



Our next monthly meeting is scheduled for November 19, 2015.
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