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Event: [Jul 16, 2016] 'The Science of Pluto' Public Lecture (Christchurch, Canterbury)

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'The Science of Pluto' Public Lecture
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C2 lecture theatre, University of Canterbury
Central Lecture Theatres, Ilam, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 06:00 PM
(ends Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 07:30 PM)
Timezone: Pacific/Auckland

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  1. CAS Admin

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    Canterbury Astronomical Society is proud to host one of this year's RASNZ Beatrice Hill Tinsley lectures.

    This year's lecture will be given by Dr. Michael Person on the topic
    'The Science of Pluto'.

    The year 2015 was truly the "Year of Pluto". From the arrival of the historic New Horizons mission to the numerous dedicated Earth-based campaigns to examine Pluto near the flyby epoch, we potentially learned
    more about Pluto in 2015 than in all of the years since its discovery. During the weeks preceding the New Horizons flyby, a dedicated observation campaign was undertaken in New Zealand and parts of Australia to study Pluto’s atmosphere using the technique of stellar occultation, available only when Pluto passes directly in front of a star. A key component of this campaign was the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), a converted 747 with a 2.5-m telescope, which was based out of Christchurch for these events.

    Dr. Michael Person of MIT will discuss the history of Pluto science starting with the discovery of Pluto, through the discovery and characterisation of its atmosphere and moons, to provide context to the discoveries of 2015. Focusing on his own experiences aboard the SOFIA aircraft, and the New Horizons flyby, he will discuss the explosion of Pluto knowledge over the last year, and its context in our understanding of the outer solar system.

    Admission: free to the general public

    More details on the lecture series are available at
    http://www.rasnz.org.nz/rasnz/beatrice-hill-tinsley-lectures
     
  2. Adrian

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    Anyone else see the entire world in the map area rather than the UC layout?

    Also in the link provided the lecture theater is indicated as C3, not C2 as in the synopsis. So which one is it?
     
  3. CAS Admin

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    It's a Google maps issue. The address location link takes you to a full map if you don't know where the university is.

    Sorry, we have no control over information on external links.
     
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  4. Malcolm Locke

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    The correct location is C2.
     
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    Do we need to rsvp or just show up?
     
  6. Grant

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    Just turn up for this one @David
     

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