An Evening for Educators: New Horizons Mission to Pluto
May 14, 2015
Join us for this special evening reception and presentation to learn about NASA’s New Horizons Mission, the first reconnaissance of the dwarf planet Pluto and the distant, mysterious Kuiper Belt, a relic of solar system formation.
The evening will begin with the opportunity to engage with table conversation facilitators, gather related resources and network with colleagues and museum educators while enjoying light refreshments.
Following the reception, New Horizons team members, Cathy Olkin, Deputy Project Scientist; Mark Buie, Co-Investigator; and Tiffany Finley, a a member of the science operations team, will share highlights from the mission and preview new science discoveries expected from the July 14, 2015 Close Approach and flyby. The conversation will be brought to life by Carter Emmart, Director of Astrovisualization at the Museum, as he guides the audience through an immersive visualization of the spacecraft’s Pluto flyby.
Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute/Steve Gribben/Dan Durda
Support for the Gottesman Center for Science Teaching and Learning is provided in part by
The Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation.
NASA's New Horizons Mission is a collaboration of Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory,
Southwest Research Institute, and many industry and university partners.
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