Exploring the Solar System: To Pluto and Beyond
- Monday, November 2, 2015 at 7:00pm
- Museum of the Rockies - view map
Andrew Chaikin, a world-renowned space historian and journalist, will give a talk about NASA's mission to Pluto and other space exploration highlights on Nov. 2.
The talk is at 7 p.m. at the Museum of the Rockies and is free, although tickets are required.
The lecture is sponsored by Montana State University’s Extended University, MSU’s National Teachers Enhancement Network (NTEN), the Montana Space Grant Consortium and the Museum of the Rockies.
Chaikin teaches an online course for MSU’s NTEN program on the History of Spaceflight and Space Technology.
Chaikin is author of “A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts” and a member of the NASA New Horizons mission to Pluto team. He will present a guided tour of the past half-century of solar system exploration, through which we have seen the giant volcanoes, vast canyons, and dry river valleys on Mars; the cracked, icy crust of Jupiter’s moon Europa, which probably conceals a global ocean of liquid water; tiny moonlets orbiting within the rings of Saturn; nitrogen geysers on Neptune’s moon Triton; and last, but certainly not least, mysterious Pluto, whose landscape has astonished and delighted scientists.
To receive free tickets for the event, visit http://eu.montana.edu/noncredit and select Exploring the Solar System: To Pluto and Beyond.
Free but pre-registration is required
- Extended University