University of Wyoming
We as humans, despite our many differences, experience emotion roughly the same. Love, anger, joy, and sadness are just a few examples. Wanderlust is another one of these many feelings, and it led our ancestors to cross continents and oceans. This same wanderlust now turns our gaze to the heavens, probing outward with scientific instruments on the Earth’s surface, in near-Earth orbit, and beyond to the outskirts of the solar system. Tonight we will give into this wanderlust to explore the solar system we call home, learning about the groundbreaking scientific instruments developed in the past century and in the future to come.