UPDATE: New NASA Press Release
Hopefully you have been able to tune in to the news conferences on NASA's New Horizons missions that I blogged about yesterday. I was not able to as I am listening to talks and getting ready to hopefully see the sky tonight at the Almost Heaven Star Party. I am giving a talk tonight on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and after that it is out to MY telescope which I have set up:
Today is a big day in New Horizons' mission as the spacecraft crosses the orbit of Neptune and next up will be Pluto at closest approach on July 14, 2015.
Yesterday was a landmark date for Pluto as well….it was the 8th anniversary of Pluto being reclassified as a dwarf planet. I am wearing my "RIP Pluto" T shirt to commemorate the event.
Here's to clear skies and as tropics tonight.
Sky Guy In WVA