Alamo Colleges - San Antonio College Scobee Education Center Hosts "Plutopalooza" Celebration
|The Scobee Education Center hosted Plutopalooza to celebrate|
the NASA New Horizons mission to explore Pluto and its moons.
Wednesday evening, July 14, local community members enjoyed a unique opportunity to join in the national celebration of NASA's historic New Horizons mission to Pluto at Plutopalooza, a free event hosted by the Scobee Education Center at Alamo Colleges - San Antonio College. Plutopalooza was part of a nationwide celebration promoted by NASA and its partners, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab and San Antonio's own Southwest Research Institute, an internationally respected research and development organization.
At the SAC event, participants engaged in imaginative activities for children and adults related to the New Horizons mission. A standing-room-only crowd attended a presentation on the mission by Scott Weidner and Michael Davis, two Southwest Research Institute engineers involved in working on the spacecraft. The presentation proved so popular that the pair repeated it for those who couldn't fit into the first session.
Pluto trivia will be included in the regular Friday shows at the center's planetarium July 17, 24, 31 and August 1. For times and ticket prices, or more information on the Scobee Education Center, go to alamo.edu/sac/planetarium