Date Change: Pluto After New Horizons

The dates for the international science conference on the Pluto system and the Kuiper Belt have been moved to July 12-16, 2019. Please mark your calendars accordingly! Unfortunately, these new dates span a weekend, but that was unavoidable owing to conflicts with two other major conferences (a lunar conference coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and the Ninth International Conference on Mars). There will be a reception commemorating the 4th anniversary of the Pluto flyby during the evening of July 14. The venue remains the same: The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, USA.

This conference will provide an opportunity to summarize our understanding of the Pluto system and the Kuiper belt following the New Horizons encounters with Pluto and 2014 MU69. Contributions spanning all relevant research on the Kuiper belt, including both observations and theory, will be solicited. The conference will also serve as a nucleus for a forthcoming volume “Pluto After New Horizons” in the University of Arizona Space Science Series.  With a projected 2020 publication date, this new book will be the successor to “Pluto-Charon” published in 1997.

A registration website with further details will be set up this summer, approximately one year prior to the conference.

Again, please put this conference on your calendar and join us at the Kossiakoff Center at APL in mid-July 2019!

With best regards,

Hal Weaver (JHU-APL), Alan Stern (SwRI), Rick Binzel (MIT) (on behalf of the SOC)

For further information, contact [email protected]