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Astronomy Event: Pluto Fly-By Party

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft makes a historic arrival at Pluto.

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft Pluto fly-by
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft
New Horizons Jupiter Fly-By
New Horizons Jupiter Fly-By
New Horizons Pluto Charon
New Horizons Pluto Charon
New Horizons Pluto Charon Illustration
New Horizons Pluto Charon Illustration
New Horizons - Satellite Approaching Pluto
New Horizons - Satellite Approaching Pluto

On Tuesday, July 14, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is scheduled to arrive at Pluto after a nine-and-a-half year journey. Launched on January 19, 2006, New Horizons will give us our first close-up views of the dwarf planet and its moons.

Join us at the Fleet Science Center to celebrate the occasion as we hold our own Pluto Fly-By Party!

The event will be hosted by NASA Solar System Ambassador Jerry Hilburn and the Fleet’s own resident astronomer, Dr. Lisa Will. We’ll have a live feed of the events at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab on the screen in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater, with commentary from Mr. Hilburn and Dr. Will. You can join the excitement of the fly-by with a room full of fellow outer space enthusiasts, get a recap of everything that has been learned about our solar system’s distant dwarf planet and watch the live feed to get the scoop on new insights about Pluto as they happen. With any luck, our group of space aficionados may also get an exclusive interview with one of the researchers on the mission. 

Dr. Will and Mr. Hilburn will be available to answer questions and will use the full capacity of the Dome’s planetarium to show what an amazing adventure it has been for the New Horizon spacecraft.

6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater.

We're sorry this event is SOLD OUT. Stay tuned for future events at the Fleet Science Center.

ADMISSION

Members: Adults $12.95, Seniors $11.95, Children $10.95;
Nonmembers: Adults $16.95, Seniors $15.95, Children $14.95