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Caltech Associates Event: The Hunt for Planet Nine

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
6:00pm to 9:00pm
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Professor Konstantin Batygin sparked international headlines with the announcement of the existence of an as-yet-unobserved ninth planet. This discovery, conducted with research partner and famed "Pluto killer" Mike Brown, fueled a worldwide race among astronomers to locate "Planet Nine."

Though no one has yet to observe the object directly, mathematical modeling and computer simulations give strong indications that Planet Nine is real. Professor Batygin will discuss what he and Professor Brown have learned about the planet's orbit and its influence on the distant solar system.

Join Professor Batygin at Sage Hill School in Newport Beach to learn about Planet Nine and celebrate the launch of the Orange County chapter of the Caltech Associates.

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This event is open to members of the Caltech Associates and guests. For more information and to learn how to join, please visit our website or contact the Associates office at (626) 395-3919.

With a proud history of support dating back to 1926, the Caltech Associates are a vibrant organization of more than 2,000 members who are investors in discovery. Membership helps advance Caltech's most ambitious projects, including new treatments for disease, insights into nature, and technologies that could change the way people live their lives.

Caltech is changing the world. You can be part of it by joining the Caltech Associates and help shape tomorrow. Visit:

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For more information, please contact Jessica Lee by phone at 626-395-6392 or by email at [email protected] or visit Register.