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November 1, 2010

Mtg: SOFIA: NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy

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TUESDAY November 2, 2010
SCV Photonics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Dana Backman, SETI Institute
Time: Networking/Light Dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: From the website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

SOFIA, a 2.5-meter (100-inch) telescope mounted in a 747SP aircraft, is nearing the end of its development and testing phase and is ready to start regular scientific observations by the end of 2010. You’ll hear the story of why and how this amazing feat of engineering has been accomplished, and what kinds of scientific returns we can expect from this international research facility.

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