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Ventura County Astronomical Society’s Online General Meeting

October 16, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm PDT


October 16, 2020
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm PDT
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This is an online event held by OCA for VCAS.
No prior registration is required but when entering the webinar, zoom will ask for your name and email.
At the time of the meeting, to attend via zoom app click here, via your browser click here.
To install the zoom app click here.


2020: A Year of Perseverance and Ingenuity

Sarah Elizabeth McCandless

Sarah Elizabeth McCandless works for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) as a navigation engineer. She performs operational as well as pre-launch orbit determination analyses and has worked on a variety of flight projects including MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution), InSight, Mars 2020, and Europa Clipper. She also develops multi-mission software tools and has researched the feasibility of using optical communication observables for deep-space navigation. She earned a B.S. in aerospace engineering and a minor in French at the University of Kansas. Subsequently, she earned an M.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas. Outside of work, Sarah Elizabeth enjoys flying Cessna 172s, hiking, and reading.