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Adriana C. Ocampo Uria

The "New Horizons" Mission. Discovering new worlds

Humanities Conference Tuesday, October 22, 2019 19:30 hours Madrid

General information:

Venue: Fundación Ramón Areces. Calle Vitruvio, 5. 28006. Madrid.

Free admission. Necessary previous online registration. Limited capacity.  

It belongs to the Conferences cycle:  50 years since the Moon landing. History and stories of exploration of the space. 

In cooperation with:

Sociedad Geográfica Española

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The exploration of the space is one of the ultimate challenges for inquisitive spirits. If in the XIX century it was Africa and in the XX century was the Poles and the highest peaks , in the XXI century the frontier is the Space. It will be our next conquest and the objective of man and science to widen horizons and look for new resources. The investigation of Space has allowed us to get to know in depth planet Earth. But , will men return to the Moon? Are we about to discover new worlds where we will be able to live? After 50 years , what has space exploration taught us about our Planet Earth? 

This cycle of lectures gets together experts that will talk to us about the achievements of space exploration, a few anecdotes about its conquest, the new challenges in the study of the solar system and the new projects to conquer these spaces for man to use them.  

October 22, Conference:  "The "New Horizons" Mission. Discovering new worlds". The search of new horizons in the space is one of the priorities of the investigation programs of NASA. Adriana C. Ocampo Uria, Director of Scientific Projects of the American Space Agency will talk to us about her experience as a researcher of the space and of the exoplanets and what these contribute to the human race. She will talk about how they investigate other solar systems and about the search for life in the universe. She will explain the different projects that NASA has to explore the different elements of the solar system, like the Juno mission to Jupiter, the New Horizons to Pluto or the Osiris-Rex to the remote asteroid Bennu. These projects have become more and more sophisticated as time goes by. 

Tuesday, October 22

19:00 h.

Attendee check-in

19:30 h.


Lola Escudero 
Secretaria General de la Sociedad Geográfica Española. 

19:40 h.

The "New Horizons" Mission. Discovering new worlds

Adriana C. Ocampo Uria 
Geologist of Planets.


Adriana C. Ocampo Uria is a geologist of planets and Director of the Science Program New Horizons of NASA. She is responsible for the space mission Juno to Jupiter and the New Horizons mission to Pluto. Her investigations have contributed to a better understanding of the craters of the impact of satellites on the Earth, like the crater of Chicxulub ( Mexico) or Arounga in Chad. 

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