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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Posts Tagged ‘New Horizons’

LTO Star Night: February 2017

LTO Star Night: February 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017 7:00 – 10:00 PM Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory 850 Spartan Ave at Berthoud High School (park east of the high school; directions are posted on the website, www.starkids.org). The speaker for this evening will be Dr John Spencer from the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder and the title of his talk will be “NASA’s New Horizons Mission to Pluto and beyond”. On July 14, 2015, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft made the ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—September 15, Moon helps you

EarthSky Tonight—September 15, Moon helps you visualize Pluto spacecraft

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org A spacecraft is now in route to the dwarf planet Pluto, scheduled to arrive in the year 2015. Tonight’s moon can help you visualize this Pluto spacecraft’s whereabouts on our sky’s dome. We are talking about the New Horizons spacecraft, launched from Earth in 2006. Will you see the spacecraft itself tonight? No. Even with a high-powered telescope, this little craft cannot be seen from Earth now as it speeds toward the outer ... Full Story