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Emera Astronomy Center & Jordan Planetarium

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167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States

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March 2018

Science Lecture Series: HIAD and Rusty Bridges

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center & Jordan Planetarium, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 - $12

Dr. Bill Davids from Civil Engineering at the University of Maine will share what the deceleration of spacecraft and the condition of our roadway bridges have in common using engineering. Explore UMaine’s contributions to HIAD, a NASA-developed device ideal for landing spacecraft on Mars. Learn how engineering can be used to test and evaluate Maine’s aging bridges using sophisticated mathematical models, allowing the state to preserve older bridges without sacrificing safety while saving Maine taxpayers money. In addition to the…

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