Surprises in the Outer Solar System

Pan-STARRS-1, New Horizons and LSST

February 20, 2016 | 5:15pm
Museum in Washington, DC
Free, Tickets Required

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.