Scientists in Action: Lucy in the Sky with Asteroids

Program Description

Lucy, a NASA spacecraft named for the famed and fossilized human ancestor, is on a mission. Two years into its 12-year-long voyage, Lucy is en route to a never-before-explored population of small bodies, the Jupiter Trojan asteroids. Scientists think these asteroids are likely “fossils” left over from the formation of our solar system, over 4 billion years ago. What secrets do these celestial fragments hold? What is the birth story of our solar system? And how is Lucy doing in its journey thus far? Join us and the scientists hoping to answer these very questions and more. Register today for this stellar virtual program!

Date and Times

Thursday, March 7, 2024
9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. Mountain Time
Created for grades 4-12, but all are welcome.

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Recommended for grades 4 – 12, but all are welcome.

Program Length

40 minutes


Participating in this electronic field trip is FREE at this time. 


Equipment requirements

Computer connected to the internet with a webcam, external microphone, and external speakers.

Scientists in Action productions use Zoom videoconferencing software, downloadable at


About Scientists in Action

Scientists in Action is a monthly broadcast series that connects learners everywhere with real  scientists where they work, and is driven by audience Q&A. Each event is a live, two-way  interactive webcast with multiple schools, organizations, homeschools, pods, and families participating. 

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