Past Meetup

RASC Vancouver Monthly Meeting

This Meetup is past

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Every 2nd Thursday of the month

Simon Fraser University

Burnaby Campus · Burnaby, BC

How to find us

We will be meeting in room SWH 10041 in Saywell Hall.

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Join us for our monthly meeting. All of our monthly meetings are free and open to the public.

Topic: Meet Ultima Thule!

Speaker: Dr. JJ Kavelaars of NASA's New Horizons mission and the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory in Victoria.

In the course of his work Dr. Kavelaars has been responsible for the discovery of eleven satellites (moons) of Saturn, eight of Uranus, and four of Neptune, and over a hundred minor planets. Kavelaars is the Coordinator of the Canada–France Ecliptic Plane Survey which is part of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Legacy Survey "CFHTLS": a project dedicated to the discovery and tracking of objects in the outer Solar System.

Location: Room SWH 10041

Abstract: NASA scientist Dr. JJ Kavelaars will discuss the data we've collected and what we've learned two months after the second historic fly-by of the New Horizons spacecraft.

About our Events:

All RASC lectures and observing events are open to the public, family friendly, and there is no charge for admission. Our organization is run entirely by volunteers who love astronomy and astrophysics. Whether you're a complete beginner, a seasoned astronomer, or you hope to work for NASA some day, anyone fascinated by space exploration is welcome and will enjoy our events