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Astronomy Open Night
Start Date: 10/2/2015Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Date: 10/2/2015

Event Description:

Speaker: Alan Calder

Topic: What did New Horizons teach us about the system formerly known as Planet Pluto?

On July 14, 2015, NASA's New Horizons probe, launched in 2006, flew by dwarf planet Pluto giving us our first detailed observations of Pluto and its moons. Professor Calder will give an overview of our solar system and its formation to set the context of this mission. While the process of receiving data from New Horizons will continue for months, we have received high-resolution images of the surface and atmosphere that indicate and unexpected amount of activity. He will present early results and what we have learned, and also new questions that have arisen.
Location Information:
West Campus - Earth & Space Sciences Building  (View Map)
100 Nicolls Road
Main Entrance
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Phone: (631) 632-6000
Room: 001

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