NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft made the first ever flyby of Pluto in mid-July but the year-long download of amazing images and discoveries has only just begun. On August 20 the Delta College Planetarium will present a free public show highlighting what we’ve seen so far of the most famous Dwarf Planet in our solar system and its moons.
New Horizons took over nine years to reach Pluto and the results have so far amazed and thrilled scientists and the public alike. Flying to within 7800 miles of Pluto on July 14, the spacecraft was traveling at over 31,000 miles per hour and yet managed to gather so much imagery and information that it will take over a year to send all that data back to Earth. This show will reveal the best of the initial results of the historic mission.
“Pluto Unveiled” will show on Thursday, August 20 at 7:00 pm in the planetarium theater. The immersive environment of the digital dome is an exciting way to learn more about Pluto and how it relates to the rest of the Solar System - and to enjoy a one of a kind experience. Tickets are free and the show is designed for general audiences, including families.
The Delta College Planetarium is located at 100 Center Ave, in Downtown Bay City. For more information about shows and show times, call the planetarium at (989) 667-2260.
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