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Pale Blue Dot

The 30th anniversary of Voyager-1's iconic Pale Blue Dot image is next Friday (the 14th) and we would like to celebrate both Voyager-1 and our global citizenship under the same night sky. We invite you to join us in the Swain West Lobby on Feb 14th, from 3-5pm to learn about Voyager-1, constellations in different cultures, and the scale of our solar system. There will be hands-on activities and space Valentine's Day cards to make!

Excerpt from the International Astronomical Union https://www.iau-100.org/pale-blue-dot-image

The iconic Pale Blue Dot is an image of Earth taken from approximately 6 billion kilometers away by NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft on 14 February 1990. The Earth can be seen as a tiny pale-blue bright dot within deep space. The image was part of a larger group of images known as the Family Portrait series that consisted of various images of the solar system.