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ONLINE VIRTUAL ASTRONOMY LIVE at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

ONLINE VIRTUAL ASTRONOMY LIVE

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  • Sep. 17, 2020, 5-7pm
  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
  • Pier 86, West 46th Street at Twelth Avenue, Hell's Kitchen
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Virtual Astronomy Live program explores Asteroids in the Solar System. Asteroids may be small but studying them could help scientists unravel some big mysteries. The space rocks are fossils from the birth of the solar system some 4.6 billion years ago — celestial fragments that never managed to grow into planets. Currently, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx’s mission is actually scheduled to land on the asteroid Bennu on October 20, 2020 for a five second sample collecting mission. The spacecraft is scheduled to return the sample to Earth on Sept. 24, 2023. This conversation will detail what scientists hope to learn from the mission and how the techniques developed to gather this sample lay the foundation for the future of spaceflight and exploration. The event is hosted and co-produced by John “Das” Galloway, founder of the Kerbal Space Academy, and moderated by Summer Ash, an astrophysicist, rocket scientist and freelance writer. Register online. 

About Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Pier 86, West 46th Street at Twelth Avenue

Hell's Kitchen, NY

212-245-0072

  • Standard hours: April 1-Oct. 31: Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am-6pm. Nov. 1-March 31, Daily, 10am-5pm
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Stroller parking: No
  • Stroller check: No
  • Bring food: Yes
  • Buy food: Yes
  • Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
  • Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
  • Changing tables in the men's room(s): Yes
  • Family bathroom: Yes

  • The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is dedicated to the exhibition and interpretation of history, science, and service as related to its home aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark. As you explore the Museum you will be able to examine original artifacts, view historic video footage, and explore interactive exhibits.

    Launched in 1943, the former aircraft carrier USS Intrepid fought in World War II, surviving five kamikaze attacks and one torpedo strike. The ship later served in the Cold War and the Vietnam War. Intrepid also served as a NASA recovery vessel in the 1960s. It was decommissioned in 1974, and today is berthed on the Hudson River as the centerpiece of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.


  • Party room: Yes

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