New Horizons

Those poor objects stuck in size between asteroids and true planets.
Christopher K.
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Re: New Horizons

Post by Christopher K. » August 10th, 2016, 11:41 am

I have heard some fantastic news from LSU: Alan Stern, the PI of the New Horizons mission, will be speaking here in Baton Rouge next month! We all recall last year's thrilling live broadcasts from New Horizons' control rooms. Dr. Stern was there with several very happy colleagues.

Alan Stern will be speaking at LSU on Friday 2 September at 2pm in the Hill Memorial Library. The presentation has no admission fee, but is probably best suited for ages fourteen and older. Good job by Professor Geoff Clayton, who is officially hosting Dr. Stern's talk.

I'll certainly be there! I hope our wonderful local astronomy club is well-represented.

More information:
http://www.lsu.edu/_physics/colloquia-s ... public.php

About Dr. Stern:
http://www.swri.org/iProfiles/ViewiProf ... 02jwy4371v

About Dr. Clayton:
http://www.phys.lsu.edu/newwebsite/people/clayton.html

Christopher K.
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Re: New Horizons

Post by Christopher K. » September 19th, 2018, 11:40 am

Today at 12pm CDT on NASA Live (not NASA-TV), there will be a science chat on the upcoming New Year's Day flyby of New Horizons past "Ultima Thule". Ultima Thule is an unofficial name. The event will take place at the New Horizons Mission Operations Center of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

Scheduled participants include...
*Jim Green (Chief scientist, NASA Headquarters)
*Alan Stern (New Horizons Principal Investigator)
*Alice Bowman (New Horizons Mission Operations Manager)

More information:
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa ... -encounter

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