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Sailing to a New Horizon: Visiting Pluto and the Edge of the Solar System
May 12, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory for a virtual lecture by Shane L. Larson, CIERA, of Northwestern University. Less than a decade ago, the human species completed the first reconnaissance of the solar system. The New Horizons spacecraft, after a journey of nearly five billion kilometers, flew past Pluto on 14 July 2015. Pluto was the last of the “classic” planets to be visited. For the first time, SNCO has seen a body in the outer solar system up close.