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Dinner Meeting with Mr. Todd Barber
April 16 @ 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm
The featured speaker of the San Marino City Club’s April 16 meeting is Mr. Todd Barber, Jet Propulsion Laboratory senior propulsion engineer. The title of his talk is, “The Voyagers: Humanity’s Most Distant Explorers.” His talk will explain how the Voyagers embarked on an epic journey of explorations in 1977, exploring all four gas giant outer planets – Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Following a final picture of the solar system from beyond Neptune, both spacecraft commenced the Voyager Interstellar Mission (VIM) with the ultimate goal of crossing the heliopause, a boundary separating the near-sun system with interstellar space. The future of Voyager will be discussed as well, including the infamous Voyager Gold Record. Sounds as if it’s science fiction, but come hear the real story of this fantastic voyage.
Mr. Barber is a native of Wichita, Kansas, and attended MIT between 1984 and 1990, obtaining B.S. and M.S. degrees in aerospace engineering, with a humanities concentration in music. He is also a composer of church choral music, with two pieces published to date. His hobbies include singing charitably and professionally, playing the piano, snagging degree confluences (exact integer latitude/longitude intersections), visiting all the U.S. tri-state corners and national parks, playing basketball (though it’s been a while), and amateur astronomy.
City Club members please RSVP below. Alternatively, members may RSVP on the City Club website, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling (626) 765-4411 and leaving a message with the member’s name and the full name of any guest whom the member wishes to invite. Adult guests will be welcome at this event for $30.00 ($15.00 for children) payable at the door by check or credit card. For more information on this event, please visit the City Club’s website at www.sanmarinocityclub.org.
The San Marino City Club is a non-profit civic organization that since 1926 has been dedicated to obtaining for the citizens of the San Marino the best civic, educational and cultural services and facilities possible, and to encouraging and promoting the highest standards of citizenship among its membership. City Club membership is open to residents of the San Marino Unified School District, officials of the School District or the City of San Marino, and persons who conduct their business or profession within the School District. Membership provides the member with eight dinner meetings that feature timely, important, and informative speakers on a wide variety of subjects, and the opportunity to meet many of San Marino’s wonderful citizens. More information on City Club (including information on how to join the Club) is available on the City Club’s website at www.sanmarinocityclub.org.