Why We Fly: Exploring Space, Pluto and Beyond

Why We Fly: Exploring Space, Pluto and Beyond

As part of our quarterly salon series, we have partnered with the Conference on World Affairs to design a panel discussion on Thursday, February 27, to feature two planetary scientists with Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), from 6-7p at 2015 Pearl St. in Boulder. RSVP by emailing RSVP@toddreed.com.

The Conference on World Affairs is a collaboration of the University of Colorado Boulder with the Boulder community offering events without admission fees to the Boulder community, students, and the public. The CWA is a premier forum for discussion of world affairs, attracting a diverse group of experts and engaging panelists from around the world. Their goal is to engage, educate, and inspire University of Colorado students, faculty, and staff; the greater Boulder community; and the people of Colorado and the nation to exchange ideas, acquire knowledge, and gain new insights.

The February CWA salon will be a conversation with Dr. Kelsi Singer, Senior Research Scientist, and Dr. Silvia Protopapa, Principal Scientist about the mission to Pluto and beyond. The discussion will include intimate photographs from the new frontiers of space and will be moderated by SwRI Director, Dr. Joel Parker.

The salon will preview a panel that will be held during the Conference on World Affairs on Monday, April 6, at Fiske Planetarium with Dr. Alan Stern, the Principal Investigator of the New Horizons mission past Pluto. Dr. Stern is a planetary scientist and associate VP of the Space Science and Engineering Division of SwRI.

David Grinspoon and Dr. Stern wrote a book about the Pluto mission called, Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto.

Space is limited. Please RSVP by emailing RSVP@toddreed.com.

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