February 2 - 8, 2015 Stargazer: The Dawn Spacecraft Closes In On Ceres

Feb 2, 2015

Credit Courtesy of Shawn Laatsch

We’ve got multiple planets at sunset to look for, a few well-known satellites cruising past, and we get an exciting update on the NASA Dawn spacecraft, heading into the Asteroid Belt to the dwarf planet Ceres as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer report.

Newly shot images by NASA's Dawn spacecraft as it approaches Ceres, the dwarf planet in the Asteroid Belt
Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA