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Solar Wind Pluto Workshop

Solar Wind Interaction with Pluto Workshop – 2014 August 21 – ONE DAY ONLY
In preparation for New Horizons flyby of Pluto on July 15, 2015, a workshop on the solar wind interaction with Pluto’s atmosphere will be hosted by the Magnetospheres of the Outer Planets group at LASP (Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics), Boulder, CO, Thursday August 21, 2014, in the SPSC building on East Campus.

The workshop will focus on current ideas and models of  the upstream solar wind conditions, the interaction of the surrounding plasma with Pluto’s
escaping atmosphere, and perturbations of the solar wind propagating downstream. The workshop will include presentations on plans for observations that will be made by and datasets collected by the New Horizons Alice (UVS), REX (Radio Science), SWAP (KeV plasma), PEPSSI (MeV particles),
and SDC (dust counter) instruments.

Please email Fran Bagenal (bagenal at if you would like to attend so we can get estimates of attendance.

Weather-permitting, we will go for a hike on wednesday the day before, about 5 pm, in the local hills.