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Oxford Science Café: Space Pollution!

Invitation: Science is fun at the Oxford Science Café! Join us for an exciting presentation by Dr. Michelle Hanlon (University of Mississippi)

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Nov. 16, 2021
Uptown Coffee, 265 North Lamar Boulevard Suite G, Oxford, MS 38655
Open to the public

Dr. Michelle Hanlon, Co-Director of the Center for Air and Space Law at the University of Mississippi, will present: "Low Earth Orbit: The Last Frontier for Pollution?"

Throughout history and prehistory humans have looked to the familiar stars and planets that populate our night sky for inspiration, guidance and solace.  As our technological capabilities developed, we began to also study the night sky, developing a deeper understanding of the Universe, and our place in it.  Today we have learned to take advantage of our orbit to benefit humanity with satellites that provide GPS, telecommunications and provide legions of data about our planet that, among other things, helps us understand and fight climate change.  But now our orbit is getting crowded, some would even say polluted.  Small satellite constellations are literally clouding the vision of our telescopes, reducing our field of view, and our ability to track near Earth objects.  Michelle Hanlon will talk about what policymakers, industry and lawyers are doing to protect our orbit and our night skies.

When: Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 6:00pm - 7:00pm.

Where: Uptown Coffee, 265 North Lamar Boulevard Suite G, Oxford, Mississippi 38655

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Cost: Free!

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Sponsored by: Department of Physics and Astronomy, Provost/VC for Academic Affairs, UMWiP