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Super Stellar Friday: "To Pluto and Beyond"

Doors open at 6:30 PM and our program will begin at 7 PM.

Dave McDonald, M. Ed. was at New Horizons’ mission control for the flyby and the immediate science received back on Earth the day after New Horizons encountered Ultima Thule.  Explore the first contact binary, the furthest solar system object ever close-encountered by a spacecraft, the technical achievements of this mission, the future of the mission, and some of the scientists involved with the mission – including Queen Guitarist and astrophysicist Brian May - as Dave McDonald unveils secrets that have been preserved for 4.5 billion years.  The New Horizons Mission launched on January 19, 2016; flew by Pluto July 14, 2015 at 3 billion miles from Earth; recently flew by Kuiper Belt object Ultima Thule (2014 MU69) January 1, 2019 at over 4 billion miles from Earth.

Doors close at 9:30 PM.

The all-inclusive price for Super Stellar Friday at the Discovery Center is $11.50 for adults, $10.50 for students and seniors, $8.50 for children 12 and under, and free for members. Pending clear skies, our observatory will be open and members of the NH Astronomical Society will be outside the Discovery Center at dusk with telescopes pointed to the sky, ready to share their knowledge and views from their telescopes for free.

Earlier Event: February 1
Dawn of the Space Age
Later Event: February 2
The Little Star That Could