New Horizons Mission to Pluto

  • The Storey Gallery, Lancaster
  • Tuesday 13th May 2014, 6.30pm

Since Pluto was discovered in 1930 there have been rare breakthroughs in our knowledge of this small icy object on the edge of the solar system. Co-investigator and team leader on NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto, Dr Bagenal will present the work of this mission to Pluto and look at how, after decades of planning and a nine year journey, the New Horizons spacecraft will reach Pluto on July 14, 2015. Dr Bagenal received her bachelor degree from Lancaster University in Physics and Geophysics.