David A. Aguilar

Author, Artist & Enrichment Lecturer

David A. Aguilar is a naturalist, astronomer, author and space artist. His expertise lies in presenting the fascinating connections between the universe and ourselves.

He is the award-winning author and illustrator of seven National Geographic books including "ALIEN WORLDS";  "13 PLANETS";  and "SPACE ENCYCLOPEDIA". His next book, "COSMIC CATASTROPHES" will be published by Random House in June 2016. 

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NASA's New Horizons Ultima Thule Flyby!


New Year’s Eve 2019

Thirteen years outbound from Earth and a billion miles past Pluto, NASA's New Horizons probe is healthy and on course for a historic New Year's Day flyby of its next target, a frozen remnant left over from the birth of the solar system 4.6 billion years ago, project scientists say.

"Ultima Thule comes from Latin and it means 'beyond the farthest frontiers,' which is exactly what we're doing," said Alan Stern, the New Horizon's principal investigator. "We're making the farthest exploration of worlds in the history of space exploration. The spacecraft is now about a billion miles farther out than Pluto, which itself was the farthest world ever explored." http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/

Earlier Event: October 29
A BRUSH WITH THE FUTURE
Later Event: January 23
Exploring Australia & New Zealand

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