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Getting to Jupiter Presented by: Harley Zipori


₪30.00 – ₪50.00

Getting to Jupiter

Presented by: Harley Zipori

19:30 Thursday 4 April

Come join us as we look at how explorers succeeded in traveling billions of kilometers in the hostile vacuum of space and the discoveries that still surprise and awe us today. Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system. It is also very, very far away: more than half a billion kilometers from Earth.

In this fascinating presentation, Harley Zipori takes the audience on a thrilling journey of discovery. Since Galileo pointed his telescope at Jupiter and discovered four points of light appearing to shuttle back and forth around the planet, scientists have been trying to better understand Jupiter and its place in our solar system.

Starting in the 1970s, NASA set out to explore Jupiter and the outer planets in a series of groundbreaking space missions. The remarkable people at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory built and flew these amazing machines that expanded our views of the solar system and our place in the universe.

Armed with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and an MS in Aeronautics  and Astronautics from MIT, Harley started working at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab only a few months before the Voyager 1 spacecraft flew past Jupiter. He spent most of his time there working on the Galileo spacecraft that eventually orbited Jupiter. He made Aliyah in 1981 and worked in the technology sector including a stint on a space related project at Israel Aircraft Industries. He also founded and organizes the Folk Club for Netanya AACI. He has been living in Netanya since 1984. His remarkable
mathematical skills have led him to the conclusion that he has lived in Netanya, and luckily for us, has been involved with Netanya AACI, for 40 years.

Members pre-paid NIS 30

Members at door NIS 40

Non-members NIS 50


₪30.00 – ₪50.00
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Netanya AACI
28 Shmuel Hanatziv
Netanya, Israel 4228132 Israel
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Netanya AACI
09 833 0950
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