• W. M. Keck Observatory Astronomy Talk

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    Name: W. M. Keck Observatory Astronomy Talk
    Date: July 23, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM HST
    Event Description:
    WILL GRUNDY
    LOWELL OBSERVATORY, FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA
    TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019
    DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 PM, TALK STARTS AT 7:00 PM
    KAHILU THEATRE


    ASTRONOMY TALK - NASA's New Horizons mission broke records on New Year's Day 2019 after encountering the most distant object in our solar system ever explored by a spacecraft - a small Kuiper Belt object named 486958 2014 MU69, also known as Ultima Thule.  The peanut-shaped object's distinct shape, called a contact binary, holds important clues about how it formed.  Additional clues come from observations of other Kuiper Belt objects, especially binaries, where W. M. Keck Observatory is making valuable contributions.  Dr. Will Grundy, a key member of the New Horizons mission, will explain why Kuiper Belt objects serve as time capsules that could unlock secrets about the origins of our solar system, from birth to the infant stages of its lifetime.

    Free and Open to the Public
    Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 7:00 PM
    Doors open at 6:30 PM
    Kahilu Theatre
    67-1186 Lindsey Road
    Kamuela, HI 96743


    Mahalo to Our Sponsor:
    Rob and Terry Ryan Foundation

     
    Questions? Contact Shelly Pelfrey, Outreach Coordinator
    outreach@keck.hawaii.edu


    Learn More:
    www.keckobservatory.org
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    Kahilu Theatre
    Date/Time Information:
    Tuesday, July 23
    Doors open at 6:30pm, Talk starts at 7pm
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