AAC Monthly Meeting

  • 13 Aug 2024
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Kika Silva Pla Planetarium & Zoom




7:00 - 7:15 General Meeting & Announcements
7:15 - 7:30 Members Corner: 

7:30 - 7:45 Refreshment break

7:45 - Public Presentation

Speaker: James Albury

Planetarium Director and host of the YouTube Series "The Sky Above Us"

Topic: Exploring New Horizons

Celebrate the fly-by of Pluto by the New Horizons spacecraft! "Exploring New Horizons" (A Bay's Mountain Planetarium Production) looks at Pluto. We travel through time to witness the forward progression of discovery in our Solar System and find out how important the scientific method really is. We see how Pluto was discovered and how we understand it today as the most popular of dwarf planets. We also ride along the New Horizons spacecraft and experience Pluto first hand. During the presentation, we incorporate a live activity with the audience that highlights Pluto's discovery and the show ends with a live update of the New Horizons mission.

Join James Albury, host of the YouTube astronomy program "The Sky Above Us" (TheSkyAboveUs.org), and 2011-2019 co-host of the PBS TV Show "Star Gazers", as he takes you on a personally guided tour of our night sky, using our GOTO Chronos Space Simulator. Florida Skies is our weekly star show that familiarizes you with some of the popular constellations visible from sunset to sunrise, as well as the stories behind them. We'll also show you how and where in the sky you can find the brightest planets.

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