During the five years it has been in orbit, the SeaHawk-1 CubeSat nanosatellite has captured thousands of images of the Earth as scientists used it to study the ocean. Now that mission is nearing its end. UGA Skidaway Institute researcher Sara Rivero-Calle will look back on SeaHawk-1’s time in orbit and some of those amazing images it captured in an Evening @ Skidaway program titled, “Scenes of Planet Earth from the Perspective of SeaHawk Cubesat, the Miniature Ocean Color Satellite,” on Tuesday, November 28, at UGA Skidaway Institute.
“We will explore a series of images captured by the SeaHawk ocean color CubeSat Satellite in the last three years as we say goodbye to this fantastic and unique mission,” Rivero-Calle said. “We will see a variety of ecosystems, including coastal regions, deserts, lakes, salt fields, coral atolls and polar regions, and we will talk about important events that were captured with SeaHawk imagery such as algae blooms, hurricanes, earthquakes and icebergs detaching from Antarctica.”
The program will be presented to an in-person audience as well as online. The in-person event will be held in the Ocean Sciences Instructional Center on the UGA Skidaway Marine Science Campus (10 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, Georgia, 31411). The evening will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the talk at 7 p.m.
To view the program online, visit the UGA Skidaway Institute YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/ UC0ClcBs7ohJ3_YjblFzunvg. The program is open to the public and free of charge.