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Stars Over Mystic: Rediscovering Pluto

July 14

New Horizons: Two Years (and counting) of Rediscovering Pluto

On July 14, 2015, nine years after leaving Earth, the New Horizons spacecraft completed a close flyby of the dwarf planet Pluto. Since then, we have received a steady stream of images and data that have shown us a side of Pluto that we had never seen before. Tonight, on the two-year anniversary of the New Horizons flyby, we will look back to see just how far we’ve come and just how much we’ve learned!

The program begins with the presentation of the topic for that evening, followed by a brief indoor star show highlighting current events in the evening sky. Afterward, if weather permits, the indoor program will be followed by an outdoor observation session using the Planetarium’s telescopes. If weather is not favorable, the indoor star show will be extended.