This JPL talk, the first in the series, is presented in partnership with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Speaker's Bureau. Please join us as JPL Project Scientist for the Voyager missions, Dr. Ed Stone, takes us past the gaseous giant planets to the edge of interstellar space! Here is a tantalizing bit from JPL's description of the mission at http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/index.html:
The twin Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft continue exploring where nothing from Earth has flown before. In the 33rd year after their 1977 launches, they each are much farther away from Earth and the Sun than Pluto. Voyager 1 and 2 are now in the "Heliosheath" - the outermost layer of the heliosphere where the solar wind is slowed by the pressure of interstellar gas. Both spacecraft are still sending scientific information about their surroundings through the Deep Space Network (DSN).
This program is sponsored by the Glendora Public Library Friends Foundation. For more information on this and other programs, contact the library at 626 852-4891. This event is open and free to the public, no reservations are required.