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Surprises in the Outer Solar System
Pan-STARRS-1, New Horizons and LSST
Smithsonian's Stars Lecture Series
Presenter: Matthew Holman, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Saturday, February 20
Albert Einstein Planetarium
Museum in Washington, DC
5:15 pm Lecture
6:30 pm Stargazing in the Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory, weather permitting
As the discoverer of several new moons of the gas giant planets, Matthew Holman, Smithsonian astrophysicist and Harvard University lecturer, is no stranger to surprises in the outer solar system. Explore how faint outer solar system objects are found, fly along with New Horizons to the Kuiper Belt, and discuss the significance of the next great survey project.
Smithsonian’s Stars lectures are suitable for ages 13 and up.