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HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips hosted Stargazer on Mondays to discuss the latest developments in astronomy. Stargazer is no longer in production. The last episode aired on Oct. 16, 2023.

December 15 - 21, 2014 Stargazer: Mission To Pluto Explored

Courtesy of Shawn Laatsch

In Stargazer this week, we have a trio of major planets and a meteor shower in our evening skies, plus an update on a historic mission to the edge of the solar system as All Things Considered local host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee.

Credit NASA
The full planned trajectory of the New Horizons spacecraft on the historic journey to Pluto

Credit NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute .
A shot of Neptune from New Horizons on it's way to Pluto

See a video explaining the mission to Pluto:

Dave Lawrence is the local host of All Things Considered, Road Stories (formerly Off the Road), and Stargazer.
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