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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 Subaru seminar organizers (Tae-Soo Pyo, Sherry Yeh, Nagayoshi Ohashi) by email : (please change"_at" to @).

September 26, Thursday, at 11:00 am

" The New Horizons Pluto Mission, and the Search for KBO Flyby Targets Beyond Pluto "

John Spencer

(Southwest Research Institute)

The New Horizons spacecraft will make the first flyby of the Pluto system on July 14th 2015. I will discuss our current knowledge of the system, and how the spacecraft instrumentation and planned observations will be used to revolutionize our understanding of Pluto and its moons. After the Pluto flyby, New Horizons will continue deeper into the Kuiper Belt, providing the chance to fly by one of the smaller and more representative members of the Kuiper Belt. I will also report on the progress of the search for flyby targets, and the key role in the search played by the Subaru telescope.

Seminars are also held at JAC, CFHT, and IfA.

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