Our next meeting:

Tuesday, November 15th 2016

JJ’s Bistro

3447 Waialae Avenue in Kaimuki (between 9th and 10th Avenues)

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

Everybody welcome: no admission charge

Note that JJ's is BYOB, but Tamura’s liquor store is right across the street.


Dr. Veronica Bindi

Associate Professor of Physics, UH-Manoa


Cosmic Rays and Space Exploration


Dr. Bindi will talk about the dangers posed by cosmic rays and energetic solar particles to long duration astronauts, especially those on missions to Mars.




Dr. Bindi obtained her PhD from the University of Bologna in Italy, then worked for more than 10 years at CERN in Switzerland. She was part of the team that built and used the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02) on the International Space Station to search for Dark Matter and study the Sun’s effect on cosmic rays. She received a NSF Early Career Award in 2015 and she has a long term collaboration with NASA to study space radiation hazards for the future manned mission to Mars.