Speaker Chad T. Lower will discuss some of the latest developments at NASA from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the John Stewart Memorial Library at Wilson College. The talk is free and open to the public.


Lower, Wilson adjunct instructor of mathematics, is a volunteer with NASA’s Solar System Ambassadors Program, a public outreach effort to communicate the excitement of space exploration.


During his presentation, he will talk about NASA’s Deep Space Atomic Clock, a new atomic clock is planned for use on future space missions. The clock is expected to be launched into orbit around the earth on or around Nov. 19 while testing of the clock continues, according to Lower.


Lower will also discuss developments with the NASA spacecraft InSight, which was launched May 2018 en route to Mars. The spacecraft is expected to land on Nov. 26.

Published: October 12, 2018