Join us for Tales from the Outer Solar System presented by Mike Brown, an American astronomer from California Institute of Technology (Caltech) on Thursday, March 5th at 7:30 p.m..
The past decade seen an explosion in the discoveries of Pluto-and near Pluto-sized bodies in the outer solar system, giving rise to a new classification of "dwarf planets." Like Pluto, each of these largest dwarf planets has a unique story to tell about the history and evolution of the solar system. I'll discuss the discoveries of these
objects and the new views of giant collisions, stellar encounters, and planetary rearrangement that we are gaining from their study. Finally, I'll show intriguing new evidence that there is an even larger object
lurking far beyond these dwarf planets. This object, if we can find it, will finally silence the lingering questions about Pluto and planethood, for this object, if we can find it, will be the new rightful 9th planet.
Tickets are also available for sale at the box office during the event. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Printed tickets are required at the door. No refunds or rainchecks.