This Week's Night Vision: Dwarf Planets
Posted November 8, 2018 - by Thomas Quayle
The exploration of our Solar System has revealed a rich and
diverse array of objects such as planets, moons, comets, and asteroids.
Spacecraft in the last decade have investigated a new classification of
planetary body – dwarf planets. These are celestial bodies in orbit around our
Sun that are large enough for large-scale gravitational interactions to occur,
but small enough to not dominate their orbit.
Investigations conducted by NASA’s Dawn and New Horizons
missions have yielded exciting results about these miniature worlds. Join us as
we look at recent discoveries that continue to give insight into the dynamic
processes that existed during the early formation of our Solar System and
continue to persist today.
Join us for this week’s Night Vision on Thursday, November 8th, and Saturday November 10th, 2018. Tickets are just $2.00 per person for the general public, and free for members of Clark Planetarium. Get your tickets now.