A Webinar announcement on
‘NASA’s New Horizons Mission to Pluto and Beyond’
Dr. Henry Throop
Senior Scientist at Planetary Science Institute
Member of the science team for NASA’s New Horizons Mission
Abstract: NASA’s New Horizons Mission to Pluto and Beyond
After a nine-year journey through space, astronomers visited Pluto for the first time in July 2015, using a robotic NASA spacecraft called New Horizons. Despite being a cold and small icy body, New Horizons found Pluto’s surface to be young, dynamic, and varied. Planetary Scientist Dr. Henry Throop will tell the story of this NASA spacecraft mission, from its development and construction, through launch in 2006, to its successful encounter with Pluto, and plans for onward encounters with bodies in the distant Kuiper Belt.
Date : 30 January, 2016
Time : 10 am Onwards
Venue : Pokhara Public Library (American Corner), Mahendrapul, Pokhara
Please contact to 9846304052, 9846256957 for registration and more information.
(Seats are limited. We only take first few registrations)