The Longway Planetarium presents: These are the Voyages


On Friday, June 5, at 6pm Longway Planetarium presents a virtual educational adventure on Facebook Live. Entitled “These are the Voyages,” the talk details the successful Voyager spacecraft.

In the fall of 1977, two remotely piloted spacecraft left Earth on what was originally intended to be a five-year voyage to explore Jupiter and Saturn. Forty-three years and three mission extensions later, the Voyager spacecraft have exceeded all expectations and are still going, now beyond the heliosphere at the outer edges of the solar system. This talk will look at the history of the un-crewed space program, the Voyager spacecraft, and the many discoveries Voyager has made in its 43-year mission—and look ahead to where it is going.

Join SloanLongway every first Friday of the month for talks on astronomy and local science topics. First Fridays at Longway Planetarium are funded in part by the Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Millage. Your tax dollars are at work.


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