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Presenters: Alan Stern, New Horizons team leader, William McKinnon, Pluto scientist, and Dava Sobel, science writer
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater
Museum in Washington, DC
7:00 and 7:15 p.m. Pre-lecture program: Travel to Pluto, via a live Digital Sky program in glorious 8K resolution, in the newly-upgraded Albert Einstein Planetarium
8:00 p.m. Lecture begins
9:00 p.m. Stargazing at the Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory (weather permitting)
NASA’s New Horizons mission launched in 2006 and is approaching the Pluto system, the first mission to an unexplored outer planet since Voyager in 1989. Hear about the program’s goals for exploring the Pluto system next year and its place in the history of exploration.
To learn more about New Horizons, visit pluto.jhuapl.edu
This program is made possible through the generous support of United Launch Alliance, with additional support provided by Applied Physics Laboratory and the Southwest Research Institute.