As the only planetary scientist at Boise State, I was asked to present on the New Horizons mission to the Math REU program here, so I put together the presentation below.
After a cram session to prepare for the talk, I opted to have the mission PI Alan Stern present the mission himself and incorporated a really great NEAF talk he gave last year.
Here are the New Horizons links I give at the end of the talk:
- Emily Lakdawalla’s (Planetary Society) Mission Timeline — http://www.planetary.org/blogs/emily-lakdawalla/2015/06240556-what-to-expect-new-horizons-pluto.html
- Interactive Mission Timeline — http://utprosim.com/newhorizons/
- LORRI Instrument Raw Images — http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/soc/Pluto-Encounter/index.php
- Reddit AMA with New Horizons team — http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/3d9luh/were_scientists_on_the_nasa_new_horizons_team/
Thanks to Drs. Scheepers and Babinkostova for the invitation to speak.