Hopkins on the Hill: How Do We Redirect an Asteroid?

May 12, 2021
12 - 1pm EDT
Online
Registration is required
This event is free

Who can attend?

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students
  • General public

Contact

Hopkins at Home

Description

The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) is a focused spacecraft, designed to navigate to and impact an asteroid at a speed of 6.6 kilometers per second (roughly 15,000 miles per hour). It will be the first planetary defense test mission, demonstrating our capability to respond to a potential asteroid impact threat, should one ever be discovered. Join the DART mission coordination lead and planetary scientist, Nancy Chabot, to learn how her team is setting the asteroid Dimorphos on a new orbit later this year.

Hopkins on the Hill is a biennial showcase of the range, value, and impact of federally funded research and programming at Johns Hopkins University. This year, we're taking our science into your homes and on your screens. Hear from early career researchers and practitioners to learn about their work in tracking and combatting COVID-19, education, space exploration, health care, extreme materials, climate change, and more.

Who can attend?

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students
  • General public

Registration

Registration is required

Please register in advance for one or more sessions during the series

Contact

Hopkins at Home