December 2015

Tuesday, Dec 1
3:45 pm
LPL Colloquium: Dr. Will Grundy
Dr. Will Grundy
Lowell Observatory

New Horizons Exploration of the Pluto System

From its flight through the Pluto system in July, a spectacular trove of data is cached in the solid state data recorders aboard the New Horizons spacecraft. It will take over a year to transmit it all back to Earth, but already we are getting a sense of the complexities in the system. The subset of data already returned has revealed many unexpected discoveries and many more surprises are surely in store. This talk will show some of the scientific highlights and puzzles that the New Horizons science team is thinking about.

Host: Dr. Michael Nolan
Kuiper Space Sciences: Room 312
Monday, Dec 7
4:00 pm
TAP Colloquium: Dr. Tessa Baker
Dr. Tessa Baker
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Oxford

TAP Colloquia
Kuiper Space Sciences: Room 312
Tuesday, Dec 8
3:45 pm
LPL Colloquium: Dr. Elizabeth Jensen
Dr. Elizabeth Jensen
Associate Research Scientist
Planetary Science Institute
Kuiper Space Sciences: Room 312
Wednesday, Dec 9
5:00 pm
Space Drafts Public Talk Series
Dr. Jennifer Andrews
Postdoctoral Fellow
U of A - Steward Observatory

Borderlands Brewing Co.: Room
Wednesday, Dec 9
Last day of classes
Thursday, Dec 10
Reading day - no classes
Friday, Dec 11
Final examinations begin
Monday, Dec 14–Friday, Dec 18
AGU Fall Meeting 2015
San Francisco, CA
AGU Annual Fall Meeting
Thursday, Dec 17
Final examinations end
Friday, Dec 18
9:00 am
College of Science Fall 2015 Commencement Ceremony
Centennial Hall: Room
Thursday, Dec 24–Friday, Jan 1
Holiday closure