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Pluto Celebration 

When: Tue., July 14, 5-9:30 p.m. 2015
celebrating the arrival of the New Horizons spacecraft at Pluto. 5:30 p.m.: JPL Solar System Ambassador Matt Funke will present “Searching for Planet X.” Learn how astronomers predicted mysterious Pluto, leading to its documentation and discovery. 6:30 p.m.: join JPL Solar System Ambassador Alan Rich for “Earth to Pluto: How We Did It.” Find out how mankind has used science and technology in order to reach Pluto. 7:15 p.m.: learn exactly what New Horizons will do to gather data when JPL Solar System Ambassador Tony Rice presents “Close Encounter with Pluto.” Rice will explain the spacecraft’s processes during the 12-hour fly-by and shed light on why it will take months to retrieve the volumes of data and images gathered by New Horizons. 8 p.m.: gather in the SECU Daily Planet Theater to watch as NASA TV presents “Phone Home,” a live broadcast of New Horizons’ arrival at Pluto from APL Mission Control.
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