RECON Teams Join in Weywot Campaign

On the evening of Tuesday, July 14, just a half day after the New Horizons spacecraft successfully flew by Pluto, seven RECON teams participated in an optional RECON campaign involving Weywot, a moon of classical Kuiper Belt Object Quaoar.  RECON teams from Ellensburg, The Dalles, Carson City, Gardnerville, Boulder City, Lake Havasu, and Yuma joined six other teams affiliated with the International Occultation Timing Association (IOTA) in this predicted occultation event.

Team members in Yuma were joined by reporter Amanda Solliday during this event. Her story on the RECON Project was aired today on KAWC – Colorado River Public Media and will be featured across the state of Arizona on KJZZ on Monday, July 20.