[ISHMap-List] Annual Meeting March 20, 2016 with guest lecture by Catherine Olkin

Lorraine Sherry lorraine.sherry at comcast.net
Sun Feb 25 21:40:28 CET 2018

The Rocky Mountain Map Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the
study and appreciation of maps and other items of cartographic interest. The
Society was formed in 1991 and is based in Denver, Colorado.


Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - Catherine Olkin: "Mapping Pluto and its Moons"



Catherine Olkin


5:30 PM at Denver Public Library, 5th Floor, Gates Room 

Free and open to the Public


Cathy Olkin is a planetary scientist at Southwest Research Institute in
Boulder, CO.   Her main topic of research is the outer solar system,
specifically planetary atmospheres and surfaces.  She is the Deputy Project
Scientist for NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Deputy Principal
Investigator for NASA's Lucy mission. 


The New Horizons mission provided the first close-up images of Pluto and its
moons in 2015. It is currently en route to encounter a small icy body in the
outer solar system with the provisional name 2014 MU69. The spacecraft will
return images and data on 2014 MU69 after its flyby in 2019.


NASA's Lucy mission was just chosen in a competitive process for flight in
2021. The mission will visit Trojan asteroids - objects that share an orbit
with Jupiter. These objects are of particular scientific interest because
they are leftovers of giant planet formation and thus provide a fossil
record of the early history of the outer Solar System.


Please Note: Annual Meeting  - March 20, 2018 at 5:30 PM.  2018 dues are
Due.  You must be present to vote for officers and directors of RMMS.



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