planetarium

Pluto: Planet or Pretender?

Thu, 30 Jan 2014 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Our FIRST public science presentation of the new year is right around the corner! Please join us on Thursday, January 30 at 7pm in JMU's Wilson Hall Auditorium when Dr. Heidi B. Hammel (Executive Vice-President, Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy) will tell the story behind the current debate about Pluto's planethood. She will describe Pluto's history, and also talk about future exploration of Pluto. There will be opportunities for audience participation during a hands-on simulation of our Solar System's structure. At the end of the talk, we will recreate the vote by astronomers that took place in Prague in August 2006 that removed Pluto from the ranks of the planets. Come and see how you would have decided the fate of Pluto if you had been in Prague! This talk will be suitable for all ages and is PERFECT for the young scientist/engineer in your family!

Please join us for what is sure to be a great presentation and a great evening of science!

Pluto: Planet or Pretender? Thursday, January 30 at 7pm in JMU's Wilson Hall Auditorium

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