USF Planetarium announces second “Pluto Up Close and Personal” event tonight


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News release from the University of Saint Francis:

USF Planetarium Announces Second “Pluto Up Close and Personal” Event

(July 7, 2015) — The University of Saint Francis’ Schouweiler Planetarium and the Fort Wayne Astronomical Society (FWAS) will conduct a Dwarf Planet Pluto informational night, free to the public, on July 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Gunderson Auditorium of the USF Achatz Hall of Science.

“Pluto Up Close and Personal,” a 90-minute joint program of FWAS and the Schouweiler Planetarium, has been updated to present the early July findings of the New Horizons Mission. New Horizons is on course for its July 14 fly-by of Pluto and is making new discoveries daily that show Pluto is a unique and special part of our solar system.

The program will also provide details of the mission, Pluto lore and facts, and a discussion of its designation as a Binary Dwarf Planet. Visitors to the event will be eligible for door prizes.

Complete details about “Pluto Up Close and Personal” and other planetarium events can be found at has information about additional events, including telescope viewings on Saturday nights at the society’s New Haven observatory, 1702 S. Webster Road.


About the University of Saint Francis
The University of Saint Francis is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2015. Founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, USF offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, the university designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. The university will open a Downtown Fort Wayne Campus in the fall of 2016 that will feature business, entrepreneurship and music technology programs. Currently 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence.

The Fort Wayne Astronomical Society is a not-for-profit organization, incorporated in 1959, for the purpose of public education in Astronomy and related sciences.


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