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The Subaru Seminar is usually held in Room 104 of the Hilo Base Facility, adjacent to the main lobby. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you are interested in giving a seminar, please contact Masayuki Akiyama by email.

Augast 26, Tuesday at 15:00pm

"New Horizons: The First Exploration of Pluto-Charon and the Kuiper Belt"

Alan Stern (Southwest Research Institute)
John Spencer (Lowell Observatory)

New Horizons is a funded NASA mission to make the first reconnaissance of bodies in the Kuiper Belt. New Horizons is being built to launch in January 2006. It willl use a Jupiter gravity assist flyby to reach the Pluto-Charon system in July 2015; following this New Horizons will go on to make one or more flybys of Kuiper Belt Objects. We will describe the science and scientific payload that this mission carries, and then go on to describe the search for suitable Kuiper Belt Object candidates that we are planning.

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