The October meeting will be in room C9001 at the Burnaby campus of Simon Fraser University. The room is located along the south concourse of the Academic Quadrangle, near the southwest corner (see map link above).
THE EVER-NEWER SOLAR SYSTEM
an illustrated talk by Eric Dunn
The Golden Age of planetary exploration is well underway. Studies from terrestrial observatories & visits by spacecraft continue to reveal amazing things about Earth and its cosmic siblings. Much of what we thought we knew about the solar system turns out to be wrong, & the reality turns out to be stranger, more complex & more weirdly beautiful than we had imagined. Find out what's new in this wide-ranging talk that takes in the latest results from Mercury, Mars, the asteroid belt, the Saturn system & beyond, including the change in perspective we gain from surveying the planetary systems of other stars.