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Mapping the deep:

exploration of the outer Solar System

 

by Dr. Michele Bannister, Queen's University Belfast, 11th March

About the Lecture

 


The New Horizons spacecraft flew past Pluto's system and in January, past a tiny 30-km world, giving the first up-close look at individual objects: "ground truth" for what we can only see as points of light from here on Earth. These distant small bodies record how our planetary system formed and evolved. I'll show how major observational surveys are providing new insight into the intricate, complex dynamical structure of the populations in the outer Solar System, with hints at new, barely-seen populations. Together with colour measurements of their surfaces, it is finally possible to start piecing together the original compositional structure of our protoplanetary disk, and how it evolved to what we see today. 


About the Lecturer

 

Dr Michele Bannister is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Director's Outreach Fellow at Queen's University Belfast, and frequent guest on the BBC's Sky at Night. An expert in the discovery and characterization of minor planets in the Solar System, she has been involved in the discovery of more than eight hundred minor planets that orbit beyond Neptune. Originally from New Zealand, Bannister has worked at institutes in Australia, the US, and Canada. She was honoured in 2017 by the International Astronomical Union with asteroid (10463) Bannister.




 

 
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Booking Information

Date Monday 11th March
Time 8:00p.m.
Venue

Physics Bldg, Physics Department , Fitzgerald Building, Trinity College Dublin.
There is an entrance on Lincoln Place (not far from the Merrion Square end of TCD). If you get the DART or bus to Pearse St, or drive. Use the Science Gallery entrance on Pearse Street (near the corner with Westland Row) There are maps here:  Here

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Acknowledgment: Astronomy Ireland would like to thank the TCD Astrophysics Research Group for hosting AI public lectures in Trinity College Dublin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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