RANDALL MUSEUM ANNOUNCES the SAN FRANCISCO AMATEUR ASTRONOMERS’ 2020 LECTURE SERIES
New Horizons, NASA’s Pluto-Kuiper Belt Mission and the Arrokoth Encounter
a presentation by Jeffrey Moore, Space Science Div., NASA Ames
New Horizons, NASA’s Pluto-Kuiper Belt Mission and the Arrokoth Encounter, a presentation by Jeffrey Moore, explores the historic voyage of the New Horizons spacecraft. After 10 years and more than 3 billion miles, New Horizons has served as an ambassador to the planetary frontier and has shed light on new kinds of worlds and the outskirts of the solar system. In this talk Dr. Moore will discuss New Horizon’s flight above the surface of Pluto and its encounter with the cold classical Kuiper Belt object (KBO) Arrokoth and will explain how this encounter has provided a look back into the beginning of our solar system, to a place where we can observe the most primordial building blocks of our world and the worlds around us.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Jeffrey M. Moore is a Research Scientist at NASA Ames Research Center. Dr. Moore is Imaging Team Lead for NASA’s New Horizons Mission to the Jupiter system, the Pluto system, and the Kuiper Belt. Additionally, Dr. Moore provides leadership and participation on other NASA Planetary Mission Science Teams and has led multiple Mars-related NASA-funded investigations. His extensive research focuses on a range of topics related to the geological evolution of planetary landscapes and has published a number of papers on related topics. Dr. Moore is the recipient of the 2018 G.K. Gilbert Award for his outstanding contributions to the field of Planetary Geology and was recently awarded the ‘NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal.’ He is also a Geological Society of America Fellow.
Ages: Geared for Adults; All ages welcome
Cost: FREE; donations encouraged
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