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Tracy Drain: Giants of our Solar System

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Discover the marvels of our cosmic backyard through the eyes of the robotic spacecraft sent out to explore it. Aerospace engineer Tracy Drain works at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to develop, test, and operate the complex machines that uncover some of the countless mysteries within and beyond our solar system.

Join Arts Commons Presents and National Geographic Live for thrilling stories of engineering challenges and scientific discoveries from the Kepler mission and its hunt for planets beyond our solar system, a behind-the-scenes account of the Juno mission to Jupiter, and a peek into the Psyche mission to one of the largest objects in the asteroid belt. With infectious enthusiasm, Tracy Drain will shine a light on the darkness and vastness of space.

New This Season
ASL/ENG Interpretation for Sunday Presentations

Arts Commons Presents will be providing an ASL/ENG Interpreter for the Sunday matinee of Tracy Drain: Giants of Our Solar System. The interpreter will be located toward the left side of the stage when viewing from your seat. For the best view, choose Orchestra or Mezzanine level seating. Should you have any questions or need assistance, please email

“Growing up I was really interested in learning everything about space. I used to spend nights, lying awake and imagine the stars. I thought it was really cool to try and feel your place in the universe.” - Tracy Drain