FREE - From the 'Eyes' of the OSIRIS Spacecraft

by  CU Museum of Natural History

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From the ‘Eyes’ of the OSIRIS Spacecraft 
virtual talk with Rose Garcia
NASA’s OSIRIS-APEX Mission, Deputy Instrument Scientist 
Rose Garcia is an Instrument Scientist for the cameras (PolyCam, MapCam, SamCam) onboard the OSIRIS-APEX spacecraft headed for asteroid Apophis. These cameras will provide first-of-its-kind high resolution data of this near-Earth object – a stony asteroid – as scientists study its close flyby April 13, 2029.  What challenges lie ahead for this potentially dangerous moment with our planet, and what do these cameras hope to capture during this once in 7,500 year event?!
Learn more about this mission, the asteroid, and NASA careers when you ask questions directly of Scientist Garcia during this live event. 

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Sessions are 45 min

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family Public Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

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Primary Disciplines

Career Education, Leadership, Problem Solving, Sciences, STEM

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Booking Information

This is a special event and will only be offered once this year. CU Museum of Natural History will aim to group sessions by age ranges: 3-5th, 6-8th, and high school to differentiate learning. The last session will be strictly for College and University students and faculty.

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There are no cancellation fees, but cancellation notification is required. We ask that you notify us of a cancellation as soon as possible so that we can offer the opportunity to another group in your place. If you fail to notify us of a program cancellation, it may impact your ability to book future programs. No penalty for programs cancelled due to weather-related or similar school closures.

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CU Museum of Natural History

Boulder , CO
United States

There is always something happening at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History. Adults, students, kids and families can explore natural and human history through a wide variety a of programs both in person and virtually.  Exhibitions present natural and cultural wonders from Colorado, North America, and the world. Check out the events calendar for upcoming lectures, workshops, and family activities, check out our Museum from home, or find out more about guided tours

The Museum is located in Boulder, on the University of Colorado campus, with a mission of research, education and stewardship of the largest collection of natural and human history artifacts in the Rocky Mountain Region!

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Program Details


Here are resources about the NASA OSIRIS APEX mission, including a video with the mission trajectory. https://science.nasa.gov/mission/osiris-apex/

Links to the suite of cameras
PolyCam - https://www.asteroidmission.org/?attachment_id=692#main
MapCam - https://www.asteroidmission.org/?attachment_id=694#main
SamCam - https://www.asteroidmission.org/?attachment_id=696#main

Watch the video, learn more about the mission and develop questions to ask the scientist during the live broadcast.


Program format:
Scientist Rose Garcia will talk for about 15 min about the mission and about her story, then she will take questions from students. She will tell us more about the instruments she manages, and take more questions. Students will have the chance to ask questions directly to the presenter.

Participants will:
Engage with a NASA scientist in real time
Understand what it takes to oversee NASA scientific instrumentation
Learn what it takes to pursue a science and/or STEM career
Explore what it means to be an engineer/scientist and what that environment looks like daily
Ask questions important and relevant to them