Journey to Pluto
- Mon Nov 04 2019
- All Ages
Spend an evening with Alice Bowman, NASA New Horizons Mission Operations Manager and hear about the incredible mission of NASA’s New Horizons - the first spacecraft to explore Pluto.
Launched in 2006 and flying by the dwarf planet and its moons in July 2015, the interplanetary space probe sent us not just data but gorgeous images of these beautiful and distant celestial objects.
In conversation with Emmy Award winning-journalist Sara James, Alice will discuss the details of this extraordinary mission and what it taught us about deep space exploration, about physics, about human audacity and ingenuity, and about the remarkable teamwork and collaboration necessary to accomplish such a feat. You can even add a special Planetarim show to your booking, where you can lie back under the Melbourne Planetarium’s 16m domed ceiling to see for yourself New Horizons’ 5.25 billion kilometre journey to Pluto across the night sky. This presenter-led show will explore the mission’s different destinations along the way and show you stunning images of one of our most distant solar system neighbours.
Where: Scienceworks, 2 Booker St, Spotswood
When: Monday 4 November 2019, 6.30 pm–9 pm
Cost: $15 - $25
Image credit: Scienceworks