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Distributed November 25, 1996
Contact: Scott Turner

Public program to share the excitement of the Galileo mission

A free program on the spectacular images and other data beamed to Earth by the spaceship Galileo will be presented Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the Salomon Center for Teaching.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The public can learn firsthand about Galileo's amazing odyssey around Jupiter and its moons from the Brown University scientists and students who are retrieving and interpreting images returned by the spacecraft.

The researchers will present a free program about their work on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green at Brown University.

The program is called "Galileo at Jupiter and its Moons: A Year of Discovery." It is sponsored by Brown University and The Planetary Society. The presentation will include pictures, video animation and discussion that shares the excitement of the first 12 months of the spacecraft's mission. It will end with a question and answer session.

Galileo's eventful year through the Jovian system began with the descent of its probe into Jupiter's atmosphere and the spacecraft's insertion into orbit on Dec. 7, 1995. Since then, Galileo has returned a wealth of exciting new data about Jupiter and its moons, Ganymede, Europa and Io.