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The next general meeting of the Chicago Astronomical Society will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. The meeting begins at 7:00 PM, but folks may login as early as 6:30 PM to meet and greet.

Kevin Cole,
Assistant Professor of Astronomy and Geology, Harper College

Kevin Cole will describe two contemporary asteroid missions:

  1. The Lucy Mission, just launched, will visit 6 Trojan asteroids. The Trojans share the same orbit as Jupiter, one group leading Jupiter by 60 degrees, the other group trailing the planet by 60 degrees.
  2. The DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) mission, scheduled for launch on November 23, will test the concept of "kinetic impact" as a method to deflect asteroids before they impact earth.

To join the meeting, contact CAS president, Jim Cuca . He will send you the login information, i.e., url, meeting ID, and passcode.

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