Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

U.S. POET LAUREATE ADA LIMON UNVEILS POEM FOR EUROPA, June 1, 2023, DC, 7:00 pm ET (livestreamed)

On June 1, 2023 at 7:00 pm ET at the Library of Congress Coolidge Auditorium in Washington, D.C., U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón will unveil her poem for Europa, which will be engraved on the Europa Clipper mission scheduled for launch in October 2024.

More details are on the Library of Congress website, which says:

“Poet Laureate Ada Limón reads her poem for NASA’s Europa Clipper mission and talks with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden; Nicola Fox, associate administrator of the NASA Science Mission Directorate; and Sheri Wells-Jensen, the Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology, Exploration and Scientific Innovation, about space exploration, poetry and sending inspirational messages into space. Limón’s poem will be engraved on the Europa Clipper spacecraft, which will travel 1.8 billion miles to explore Europa, an icy moon of Jupiter.”

The event will air on YouTube and NASA TV.


June 1
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm