Boise State University Department of Physics
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS SEMINAR SERIES:
There are no seminars scheduled at this time.
Please check back in the fall for upcoming events.
First Friday Astronomy Event
Sand Dunes on Pluto: Seeing the familiar on an alien landscape
Prof. Jani Radebaugh, BYU Geological Sciences
In 2015, the New Horizons mission flew past Pluto, revealing a landscape both familiar and foreign, with mountains, glaciers, and even sand dunes. Given Pluto’s tissue-thin atmosphere, the presence of
such wind-driven geological features was a complete surprise. Join Boise State Physics on Friday, Sep 7 at 7:30p in the Science Building, room 112, to hear Prof. Jani Radebaugh, a planetery geologist from
Brigham Young University, explain the nature and significance of dune formation on the most distant world ever visited by spacecraft.
Weather permitting, we will stargaze at the on-campus observatory after the talk, at 8:30p. This event is free and open to the public.