Join Us For Our Next Roper Mountain Astronomers Meeting
Thursday February 18, 2016 at 7:30pm
Our Guest Speaker will be
Dave will be presenting the 2015 unmanned exploration of the dwarf planets Pluto and Ceres.
Several firsts were accomplished by NASA in 2015. A satellite first achieved orbit of two objects, a satellite achieved the fastest speed ever using an ION engine, Ceres the largest asteroid was mapped for the first time, and we now have the first high resolution pictures from both Ceres and Pluto. Let’s explore the secrets of Pluto and Ceres. They are nothing like we thought they would be!
Dave Adams has a BS from UNC and for over 50 years has looked to the sky with awe and wonder. He marveled when NASA began the space program. Dave is a member of Roper Mountain Astronomers, the Planetary Society, and the National Space Society. He has been an instructor for Osher Life Long Learning at Furman, teaching astronomy to retired people since 2008.