RASC Vancouver Monthly Meeting

Destination hunting for the New Horizons Spacecraft: Where to go after Pluto?

Speaker: Dr. J.J. Kavelaars of the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics in Victoria and member of the New Horizons science team.

Location: See map here.

The NASA-lead New Horizons Spacecraft is hurtling towards Pluto at +14 km/s.  In July 2015, the spacecraft will have a month-long encounter with the planet as it cruises into the outer solar system. Post Pluto, the spacecraft can be steered into a direction that is within 1/2 of a degree of its current trajectory. Where should we point it? I’ll describe the efforts of the international team of astronomers who are desperately hunting for New Horizons’ next destination.


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  • Howard T.

    Yes, that was one of the best talks I've seen in a long time! It's not often that you get such depth and entertainment in the same package ;).

    September 12

  • Scott M.

    Wow, that was one fantastic lecture! I love hearing the "how" behind NASA missions, and Dr. Kavelaars gave us exactly that.

    September 12

  • Art P.

    That was a fantastic talk & presentation by Dr. Kavelaars. His sense of humour and enthusiasm were infectious - and a perfect complement to the technical nature of the presentation. Go, NEW HORIZONS !

    September 12

  • Peter A.

    I am new to the meeting. Anyone know about where to park in SFU where close to the meeting place?

    September 10

    • Rick V.

      Lot B. Then just walk up the stairs, cross the bus loop, and you're basically right there at the building

      September 11

    • Suzanna N.

      Hi Peter. Pls see the link on the write-up where it says "see map here". This is a PDF with very specific details about parking and directions including colour photos to direct you.

      September 11

  • Art P.

    Fantastic ! " ... where no [one] has ever gone before" !

    September 11

  • rachel

    Is any one driving from down town area?

    September 10

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