NASA’s New Horizon’s mission will flyby Pluto on the morning of July 14th at 4:49am Pacific Time. As it will spend the full period of the flyby taking photos and data, we won’t hear from the craft about its success until 6:02pm when it “phones home.”
Join me for this nailbiting moment of suspense at High Point Branch Library. As far as I’ve been able to determine at this time, this is the only live local event taking place in Seattle for the Pluto flyby.
- When: 5pm-7pm (phone home broadcast at 6:02pm)
- Where: High Point Branch Library, 3411 S.W. Raymond St., Seattle, WA 98126
- Who: Everyone welcome, as usual.
- Themed craft activity for children approximately ages 3-14
- Short talk about New Horizons aimed at upper elementary through adult
- NASA TV phone home broadcast for everyone (their broadcast commentary is aimed at a teen-adult audience)
P.S. If you want to build a model of the New Horizons craft and bring it with you to the event, I would love to see it. You can also post your West Seattle PlutoTime photos to social media, and tag me: @AlicesAstroInfo.
Here are some useful links:
- This event, advertised by SPL
- New Horizons mission
- NASA TV, Schedule, and Pluto live events schedule
- NASA TV on UStream
- Pluto toolkit and events
- Twitter: @NASANewHorizons, #PlutoFlyby, #NASABeyond
Other Pluto Events:
- Plutopalooza at Museum of Flight, Sunday, July 19 2pm-3:30pm
- Pluto celebration at Pacific Science Center, Saturday, July 18
This event is my part of the NASA’s Solar System Ambassador program, and thanks to West Seattle Blog for publicizing all of them, and to Seattle Public Libraries for hosting!
Everyone is welcome, see you there!
~ A l i c e !