Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

HASR Bistro, now known as "Terry's Place"

Social/dinner hour from 6 pm: talk starts 7 pm

Everybody welcome: no admission charge

No corkage charge if you buy your wine at the neighboring HASR liquor store

Cheap and easy (cash only) parking at the underground municipal garage at 11 N. Beretania

Exit ramp is directly opposite HASR Bistro


Dr. Rob Wright

HIGP, UH Manoa

What can we learn about the Earth using a
satellite the size of a shoe-box?

I will provide an overview of NASA's HyTI satellite mission, which will launch from the International Space Station in Fall 2021.

The satellite is a 6U CubeSat (measuring 30cm x 20cm x 10cm) and the spacecraft and instrument it carries are being designed, integrated, and tested at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, prior to delivery to NASA.

Once launched it will allow us to measure the chemical composition of volcanic gas plumes, as well as the moisture content of agricultural fields, from 400 km up.

Rob Wright is a Researcher and the Interim Director of the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

He was, and is, a member of several NASA science teams and focuses on using satellites to study Earth's active volcanoes.

He is the Principal Investigator for NASA's HyTI mission.