I Heart Pluto Festival
The I Heart Pluto Festival is going virtual! The plucky little dwarf planet was discovered in cold and snowy Flagstaff, Arizona by Clyde Tombaugh 91 years ago on February 18, 1930.
Among the highlights of the 6-day event are:
- a keynote talk by Dr. Alan Stern, Principal Investigator of the New Horizons mission.
- a look at Clyde Tombaugh, the man that discovered Pluto, through an open discussion and virtual tours that follow his footsteps.
- Family Night, featuring the story of Venetia Burney, the 11-year-old English girl who named Pluto, and a recreation of the conditions of Pluto’s surface using liquid nitrogen
- an online discussion about the ongoing fascination with the former ninth planet and why we "heart" Pluto.
The festival is free to attend. See schedule for details and links to events. Start times range between 5 and 7pm Mountain time
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