- Mercury Transit
- Bike to Work Day
- International Conference on Tethers in Space
May 9, 2016 - 10:30 am
On May 9, Mercury will transit the Sun for the first time since 2006. Professor Mark Moldwin will set up two solar telescopes near the Hobnob sculpture to view the Mercury transit.close
Bike to Work Day
May 20, 2016 - 7:00 am
Climate and Space is celebrating National Bike to Work Day with free bagels and beverages for bike riders!
Come and enjoy a bagel, get to know other cyclists and share your favorite trail maps with new friends.
Bike to Work Day is part of the Commuter Challenge, a competition that encourages employees throughout Ann Arbor to try alternative commuting during the month of May.close
International Conference on Tethers in Space
May 24, 2016 - 8:00 am
Space tethers are an evolving, important, and enabling space technology with multiple applications in near Earth orbit, in interplanetary space, and around other planets. The Tethers in Space conference will bring together the world’s experts in the field and those who wish to explore this important technology for 3 days of technical sessions, presentations, and one-on-one networking.
Speakers: Dr. Nobie Stone, Mr. Les Johnson and Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen
To register, please visit http://tinyurl.com/tethers2016. Registration is $260.
Speaker: Nobie Stone, Title: Rethinking Use of the OML Model in Electric Sail Development
Speaker: Les Johnson, Title: The Long Slog toward Technology Flight Demonstration – One PI’s Journey and Lessons Learned
Speaker: Thomas H. Zurbuchen, Title: Achieving Science with CubeSats: Thinking Inside the Boxclose