On March 5, the Cape Cod Astronomical Society (CCAS) will meet this month in Falmouth. The public is welcome to join us for this free talk at 7:30 pm in the Hermann Meeting Room of the Falmouth Public Library (300 Main Street). Enter through the Meeting Room doors on Katharine Lee Bates Road.
Glen Gawarkiewicz, Senior Scientist, and Paul Fucile, Senior Engineer, are both in the Physical Oceanography department of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. They will present their work on “CubeSat and the Coastal Ocean: Upcoming Missions with MIT/WHOI Collaboration.”
The development of small satellite technology offers exciting opportunities for earth and ocean sciences. A recent collaboration between MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution will soon lead to two separate CubeSat launches, one focusing on the New England continental shelf and the second on the Amazon River plume.
Their talk briefly describes CubeSat technology, defines the science missions, and highlights recent changes in the two regions being examined by the CubeSat sensors.
If you’d like, join us before the talk to catch dinner with the speaker at 5:45 in Simply DiVine (271 Main Street), Falmouth. A large public parking lot is directly across from the restaurant and adjacent to the library.