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A Big Year For Dwarf Planets-Highlights Of The NASA Missions To Ceres & Pluto

Event Type: Adult Programs
Date: 11/23/2015
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Description:
 Pluto's demotion to dwarf planet status suddenly made more people aware of its fellow dwarf planet Ceres in the Asteroid Belt. With Ceres a snapshot of a planet that might have been, and Pluto the most famous member of the Kuiper Belt, both are of special interest to scientists studying the history and complexity of our own Solar System as a way to better understand the many Extra-Solar Systems now being discovered by professional and amateur astronomers. CNY Observers director and NASA Solar System Ambassador Dr. Damian Allis will host a lecture featuring historical background and as-recent-as-the-web-will-allow views and findings from both the New Horizons and Dawn NASA missions.

Location: Carman Community Room
Contact: Cindy Hibbert
Contact Number: 315-457-0310
Presenter: Cindy Hibbert