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 "MU69" Flyby!


New Year’s Eve 2019

The New Year’s celebration to usher in 2019 will include an event like no other – more than four billion miles from Earth. In just under a year, shortly after midnight Eastern Time on Jan. 1, 2019 – NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will buzz by the most primitive and most distant object ever explored. New Horizons’ encounter with Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69, which orbits a billion miles beyond Pluto, will offer the first close-up look at such a pristine building block of the solar system – and will be performed in a region of deep space that was practically unknown just a generation ago. https://www.nasa.gov/feature/spend-next-new-year-s-eve-with-new-horizons

 

Earlier Event: October 22
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Later Event: January 23
Australia & New Zealand 2019

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