Associate Director of NASA Flight Center to Speak at UM Feb. 20

February 16, 2018

MISSOULA – The associate director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center will hold a seminar at the University of Montana on Tuesday, Feb. 20.

Paul McConnaughey will present “21st Century Science and Exploration” at 3:30 p.m. in Interdisciplinary Science Building Room 110. The event is free and open to the public.

McConnaughey will discuss the latest technologies and spacecraft used in conducting science missions to peer deeper and farther into space than ever before to discover the origins of the universe. Topics will include science operations aboard the International Space Station, innovative telescopes that will unveil the secrets of black holes and the recent historic neutron star merger.

McConnaughey also will discuss missions and discoveries that continue to shape our view of Earth, elements of our solar system and beyond.

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Contact: Dan Reisenfeld, professor, UM Department of Physics and Astronomy, 406-243-6423, dan.reisenfeld@umontana.edu.