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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Posts Tagged ‘Pluto’

LTO June Star Night

LTO June Star Night

  Friday, 17 June 2016 from 7:00 – 11:00 PM Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory, 850 Spartan Ave at Berthoud High School (park east of the high school; directions are posted on our website www.starkids.org ) The speaker for the evening will be Dr. Suzanne Metlay from Western Governors University.  Her talk will be about the “Five Moons of Pluto” the New Horizons spacecraft has revealed Charon and the other moons of Pluto to be fascinating worlds. Using ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—September 15, Moon helps you

EarthSky Tonight—September 15, Moon helps you visualize Pluto spacecraft

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org A spacecraft is now in route to the dwarf planet Pluto, scheduled to arrive in the year 2015. Tonight’s moon can help you visualize this Pluto spacecraft’s whereabouts on our sky’s dome. We are talking about the New Horizons spacecraft, launched from Earth in 2006. Will you see the spacecraft itself tonight? No. Even with a high-powered telescope, this little craft cannot be seen from Earth now as it speeds toward the outer ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight-June 24: Earth passes between sun and

EarthSky Tonight-June 24: Earth passes between sun and Pluto tomorrow

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Pluto – the former planet – comes to opposition on June 25, at 19:00 Universal Time. That is when we on Earth pass more or less between the sun and Pluto, so that this distant world is now opposite the sun in our sky. Of course, in Pluto’s case, it is not exactly opposite since the orbit of Pluto is inclined to the plane of the solar system by 17 degrees. That is a greater inclination than the orbits of Mercury, Venus, ... Full Story

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