In October 2016, University of Michigan made national and international news by discovering a distant dwarf planet candidate. This new little planet, nicknamed DeeDee, is just one of well over one thousand objects (though among the 50 largest!) that have been discovered past Neptune to date. This lecture will explore how data collected by the world’s most sensitive astronomical camera, mounted on a telescope in Chile, can help discover new objects in the outer Solar System (including DeeDee!) and how the small objects in our Solar System are the key to answering its biggest questions. Includes admission to 7:00 pm show.
Date: Friday, February 3, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm (doors at 5:30 pm)
Fee: $6 adults, $4 seniors (60+), $4 youth age 2-11