ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - The controversy continues as to whether Pluto is a planet or a dwarf planet.
One thing is certain; NASA`s New Horizon spacecraft will make its closest flyby of Pluto, the morning of July 14. It`s being called the biggest planetary unveiling in 25 years.
The St. Louis Science Center is celebrating this monumental event with a Pluto Party at the Planetarium.
Planetarium manager Anna Green joins Fox 2 with the details.
When: July 13 - 15, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Where: The James S. McDonnell Planetarium, Forest Park
Cost: $6 for adults, $5 for children and seniors for the star show “Pluto the Little Planet That Wasn`t”
All other activities and demonstrations are free and family-friendly, located in the lobby of the James S. McDonnell Planetarium. Watch live streaming of NASA TV coverage of the flyby with experienced staff.
- 11:00 a.m. Create a Comet and Kuiper Belt Objects
- 12:00 p.m. Why is Pluto Not a Planet?
- 1:00 p.m. Powering New Horizons
- 2:00 p.m. Pluto Coloring Station
- 2:30 p.m. Pluto the Little Planet That Wasn`t
- 3:00 p.m. Create a Comet and Kuiper Belt Objects
- 4:00 p.m. Eyes on the Solar System with Pluto or Alien Eyes
- The Girl Who Named Pluto will be played throughout the day