Wed 6-12 OC Late Notice: IEEE Distinguished Lecture: “Backside Lunar Observatory”
|June 12, 2013||Posted by CSauthor2 under General||
The OC-IEEE Aerospace & Electronic Systems Society (AESS) and Consumer Electronic Society (CES) Invite You to an IEEE Distinguished Lecture: “Backside Lunar Observatory”
Speaker: Dr. Myron Kayton, Life Fellow of IEEE
Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM -Social and Networking
6:30 PM – Dinner
7:00 PM – Meeting and Presentation
Location: Doubletree Club Hotel: – 7 Hutton Centre Drive, Santa Ana, CA92707
Cost: Dinner – $30
Dinner (Student/Unemployed) – $20
Presentation Only – Free
RSVP and Questions: Dr. Padman Nagenthiram, Treasurer of AESS (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Myron Kayton will talk about a Backside Lunar Observatory. Thus far, all manned operations have been on the front side of the Moon, in direct radio contact with Earth. A backside observatory would be shielded from radio and optic emissions from Earth by the mass of the Moon, hence permitting the detection of ever-fainter emissions from stars. He will talk about the properties of the Moon and its orbit, the advantages of a back-side observatory, the means of landing a robotic observatory on the backside and of servicing.it. He will talk about methods sending data to Earth from the backside.
Dr. Kayton has written about backside observatories for nearly ten years. He is an alumnus of Harvard, MIT and Cooper Union. He specializes in vehicle electronics. He was Deputy Manager of Lunar Module Guidance and Control at NASA during Apollo and has worked as system engineer on Spacelab, Space Shuttle, Space Tug avionics, and several aircraft among many other projects. He is a Life Fellow of IEEE and winner of several engineering awards.. He is retired from Kayton Engineering Company he founded in 1981.