Speaker's Night: New Horizons: The Continuing Voyages

Paul Delaney
Paul Delaney, University Professor, Senior Lecturer, Allan I. Carswell Chair for the Public Understanding of Astronomy, York University
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

In 2006, the space probe New Horizons set sail for the most distant planned target intercept in history: the exploration of (Dwarf) Planet Pluto in July 2015. Pluto was revealed to be a destination of immense interest and contradictions heralding the amazing success of the New Horizon encounter. The space probe performed so well and was in such excellent health, mission scientists had decided the year before that if NASA concurred, the New Horizon mission would continue with a January 1, 2019 rendezvous with a Kuiper target, 2014MU69. This too is now history, revealing yet another mysterious world. This talk will summarize the exploits of New Horizon and will set the stage for possible act threes.

Talk starts at 7:30pm, socializing at 7:00pm.

Who can attend: Everyone
Fee: Free
Registration: Not required
Organized by: RASC - Toronto Centre
Location: Ontario Science Centre (follow the signs to the RASC meeting)