March 24, 2016

Presidential Speaker Series at NJCU on April 4 Features Lecture by Planetary Scientist Dr. Carolyn Porco

Planetary scientist Dr. Carolyn Porco will take her audience on a trip to Saturn with a lecture on the Cassini Project in the Liberty Science Center IMAX Theatre on Monday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m.  The program is part of the NJCU Presidential Speaker Series.  Ticket price is $25.  To reserve a ticket. www.njcu.edu/lectures .
 
Dr. Carolyn Porco is the leader of the imaging science team on the Cassini mission which is in orbit around Saturn. She was an imaging scientist on the 1980s Voyager mission to the outer solar system
 
A popular lecturer, she has co-authored more than 120 scientific papers and is a regular commentator on science, astronomy and planetary exploration. She has consulted for the popular films Contact, based on the Carl Sagan novel, and Star Trek.  She has appeared on PBS, the BBC, NPR and has been a guest on the science series Stargazing LIVE. She will be a guest host on the Star Talk Radio’s new All Stars podcast.
 
Dr. Porco is the recipient of numerous awards and honors.  She has been named one of the scientific leaders of the 21st Century, one of the 25 most influential people in space by TIME magazine,  and one of “50 People Who Matter Today” by the New Statesman. In 2010, she was awarded the Carl Sagan Medal by the American Astronomical Society for Excellence in the Communication of Science to the Public. Since 2015, she has been a visiting distinguished scholar at the University of California at Berkley and a fellow of the California Academy of Sciences.
 
For more information or to reserve tickets, call 201-200-3196 or go to www.njcu.edu/lectures.
 
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ABOUT New Jersey City University (NJCU)
The mission at New Jersey City University (NJCU) is to provide a diverse population with an excellent education. The University is committed to the improvement of the educational, intellectual, cultural, socioeconomic, and physical environment of the surrounding urban region and beyond.  Established in 1927 as a training school for teachers, today NJCU is among the most comprehensive universities in the state.  Located in Jersey City, NJ, and minutes from New York City, NJCU's fully accredited College of Arts and Sciences, Education, Professional Studies, and School of Business offer 43 undergraduate degree programs and 28 master’s programs and 2 doctoral programs, including emerging and interdisciplinary fields.
 
NJCU students engage in rigorous applied-learning experiences that include opportunities to study abroad, and cooperative education internships.  NJCU operates two additional campus sites—NJCU School of Business at Harborside Plaza 2 in Jersey City’s financial district and NJCU at Brookdale in Wall Township in Monmouth County.
 
 
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