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May 14, 2015

New Horizons Mission to Pluto

Join us for a special 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. 

New Horizons team members, Cathy Olkin, Deputy Project Scientist; Mark Buie, Co-Investigator; and Tiffany Finley, 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.

Support for the Gottesman Center for Science Teaching and Learning is provided in part by The Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation.