The ESA Rosetta Mission and Observations of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko-

Monday, 16 June 2014 9 a.m. — 10 a.m. MST

AURA Lecture Hall

NOIRLab South Colloquia
COLIN SNODGRASS (Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research and Gemini South Visiting Astronomer)

I will introduce the ESA Rosetta mission, currently approaching comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, and the campaign of ground based observations in support of it. I will present our predictions on what we expect to see in the next years, and what observations are planned. I will also show some early results from 2014, and briefly discuss what the mission and campaign can tell us about comets in general.