Advances in Ice Giant Exploration: New Views of Uranus and Neptune
Heidi B. Hammel



Abstract: During the late 1980s, detailed images taken by the Voyager 2 spacecraft revolutionized our understanding of the local ice giants -- Uranus and Neptune. Voyager 2, however, captured only brief snapshots of these complex and dynamic systems. Recently, our knowledge of these giant planets has undergone striking new advances. In this talk, Dr. Heidi B. Hammel will bring you up to date on these planets, discussing her results from the Hubble Space Telescope, the Keck 10-m telescope, very recent data from the Kepler K2 mission, and many other observations. She is also an Interdisciplinary Scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope, and will review plans for ice giant system exploration for that facility.