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Pluto Palooza

July 13, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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PLUTO PALOOZA Saturday, July 11 – Sunday, July 19
Lowell Observatory will be open from 10 AM to 10 PM (including the Sundays that fall within the event window)

ACTIVITIES:
– Pluto Telescope Tours every hour between 11 AM and 6 PM
– Family-friendly Pluto and New Horizons activities from 10 AM to 10 PM
– View the latest images of Pluto on a big screen
– Watch exciting liquid nitrogen demonstrations
– Build your own New Horizons model
– Try your hand at discovering Pluto
– Become a light detective
– Take your picture with Pluto
– Learn about Lowell Observatory's connections to the New Horizons mission
– Hourly showings of the NASA's Year of Pluto – New Horizons documentary
– Evening telescope viewing
– Special Pluto presentation at 6 and 8 PM

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR FLYBY DAY (Tuesday, July 14)
– Solar Viewing from 10 AM to 6 PM
– Putnam Collection Center Open House from 10 AM to 10 PM
– Astronomy-themed face painting from 10 AM to 10 PM
– Special Pluto-themed prize giveaways
– Live music after 5 PM
– New Horizons phones home celebration from 5 – 7 PM
– Remarks by Lowell Observatory director Jeff Hall at 7 PM

SPECIAL PROGRAM ON SATURDAY, JULY 18
"IN PRAISE OF PLUTO: from Mars Hill to the Kuiper Belt, A celebration of a century of exploration of the frontiers of the Solar System at Lowell Observatory"
A live multi-media Pluto program featuring authors William Sheehan and Robert Graber from 7 – 9 PM. Program will include readings from Graber's Plutonic Sonnets and both authors will be on-hand to sign books after the show.

Details

Date:
July 13, 2015
Time:
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Samantha Flagg
Phone:
9287743358
Email:
sflagg@lowell.edu

Venue

Lowell Observatory
1400 W Mars Hill Rd
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Phone:
(928) 774-3358
Website:
http://http://www.lowell.edu