Science Center programing about Pluto flyby inspires kids

As NASA releases photos of Pluto flyby over the next 16 months,  we are sharing the excitement with our kids:     pluto flybyVisit Liberty Science Center for a  Space Party all Summer with some awesome exhibits:

  • Tape Scape – volunteers used 15 miles of packing tape to create a very cool wormhole climbing structure and a replica of the Spacecraft Gemini. Find it in the atrium on the 2nd floor until July 24th extended until September 1st.

        • Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration – a great Space themed exhibit on the 4th floor
        • Hubble Photography exhibit – Stunning pictures of galaxies in the 3rd floor hall way between the elevators and the stairway
        • Hubble IMAX movie – Understand why Hubble is a big deal as astronauts launch a mission to repair the ailing spaceship.
          • Pick up a schedule of that day’s events and try to catch some Live Science events.  For example, “Blast off” explains rockets and fits our Astronomy theme.
          • For many NY & NJ area museums, zoos etc. two visits often pay for a family membership, so we often pick one and visit it multiple times that year.  When visiting other cities we check the exchange programs to see if our membership can be used.

NOVA: “Chasing Pluto

                • First airing tonight, 7/15/2015 at 9pm on PBS.

Check out NASA’s views of Pluto flyby over several decades.  All of our astronomy books are now out of date!
Has your family found some other great sources or did you find these useful?  Please share!

Cecile Seth

Trying to make our world better. Mom to 3. Recovering Management Consultant. MBA. Founder.

2 Responses

  1. Cecile Seth says:

    I recommend Stargazing at New Jersey Planetariums and Observatories: Where to go to see the sky’s stars in NJ

    and Union County Community College’s Friday talks

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