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Chandra 25th Anniversary Celebration
July 18, 2024
5:00PM – 7:30PM
Christa McAuliffe Center and Planetarium at Framingham State University
100 State Street Framingham, MA

Since it was launched into space in July 1999, NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has changed our view of the Universe, and it is still capable of many more years of operation and scientific discovery!

Join us and Chandra X-ray Observatory at the Christa McAuliffe Center and Framingham State University Planetarium as we celebrate Chandra’s 25th Anniversary with hands-on activities, exhibits, giveaways, and a planetarium program with guest experts!

5:00PM – 6:00PM: Hands-On Activities and Exhibits

  • Screenings of Listen to the Universe at 5:00pm and 5:30pm

6:15PM – 7:30PM: Planetarium Program – Celebrating 25 years of the Extreme Universe with NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and guest experts!

  • Moderator: Kim Arcand, Visualization Scientist/Emerging Tech Lead
  • Guest Experts: Pat Slane, CXC Director; Rudy Montez, Scientist in the Chandra Director’s Office; Mel Nynka, Research Scientist; Julia Zachary, Flight Operations Team Deputy Mission Planning Manager/Command Controller

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