9th Annual Biard Lecture: "The Exploration of Pluto" (Alan Stern)
"The Exploration of Pluto"
S. Alan Stern (Principal Investigator, New Horizons)
New Horizons is NASA’s historic mission to explore the Pluto system and the Kuiper Belt. The fastest spacecraft ever launched, New Horizons left Earth on 19 January 2006. It made the first exploration of the Pluto system—3 billion miles from Earth—summer 2015, culminating with a highly successful flyby inside the orbits of all five of Pluto’s moons on July 14th. Dr. Stern will describe the history of the mission, the encounter with planet Pluto, and the major scientific discoveries made to date.
Dr. Alan Stern is a planetary scientist, space program executive, aerospace consultant, and author. He leads NASA’s New Horizons mission to that successfully explored the Pluto system and is now exploring the Kuiper Belt—the farthest worlds ever explored by a space mission.
The Annual R. Jack and Forest Lynn Biard Cosmology and Astrophysics Lecture Series
An annual series of lectures created and endowed by a generous estate gift by the late Captain Forrest R. Biard, U.S. Navy. Free and open to the public, the annual lectures bring recognized speakers at the forefront of cosmology and astrophysics research to campus for the benefit of the university and central Ohio community.
Join us at 6:30pm for mingling with CCAPP researchers outside the theater prior to the lecture.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
All ages are welcome, especially kids! The talk will be given at a level easily understood by a general audience.
What are my parking options for the event?
Parking is available west of Belle Street including parking lots and meters. $5 for General Public | $4 for COSI Members. Daily downtown rate is $10. In order to get the discounted rate, please bring your ticket inside to COSI's Box Office for validation. Parking may be paid for at the box office or by credit card when exiting the parking lots. For construction updates, visit COSI's website.
Do I need to purchase admission into COSI to attend the Lecture?
No. The lecture is free and open to the public and will be held in the National Geographic Giant Screen Movie Theater and is not apart of admission into COSI exhibits.