The Noble Planetarium of the Ft. Worth Museum of Science and History (FWMSH) is hosting the National Space Society of North Texas (NSS-NT) as we present Pluto Palooza:  a celebration of the first mission to Pluto!

On July 14, 2015, the NASA New Horizons robotic probe will conduct the first-ever flyby of Pluto.  During the time that New Horizons was being constructed, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) determined that Pluto was no longer a planet.  Nonetheless, New Horizons was launched on January 19, 2006, setting the record as the fastest human-made object in space.  Including a Jupiter gravity-assist for additional velocity, after a 9-1/2 year journey, the high-speed flyby of Pluto and its five (at least) moons is being conducted.

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The presentation Pluto:  Ice Planet, or Something Cooler? is being given by Ken Ruffin, NSS-NT President, from 3-4 p.m. Pluto Palooza in the DFW metroplex occurs on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at the Noble Planetarium of the FWMSH, 1600 Gendy St., Ft. Worth, TX 76107, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Learn the latest information from the last planet – or the first Kuiper Belt Object (KBO) – by attending Pluto Palooza at the Noble Planetarium with the National Space Society of North Texas (NSS-NT)!

The Pluto Palooza interview, on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at the Fox 4-TV station during the “Good Day” live broadcast, was amazing.  This interview was conducted that morning, prior to Pluto Palooza at the Noble Planetarium of the Ft. Worth Museum of Science and History:

NSS-NT President Ken Ruffin’s Pluto Palooza Interview on Fox 4-TV Dallas – 1

NSS-NT President Ken Ruffin’s Pluto Palooza Interview on Fox 4-TV Dallas – 2

NSS-NT President Ken Ruffin’s Pluto Palooza Interview on Fox 4-TV Dallas – 3

NSS-NT President Ken Ruffin’s Pluto Palooza Interview on Fox 4-TV Dallas – 4

More on Pluto and NSS-NT:

Spacecraft Phones Home as it Flies Past Pluto at Ft. Worth Star Telegram

NASA releases dramatic new Pluto images at Fox 4 News

Pluto-Palooza! Celebrations Start as NASA’s Pluto Close Encounter Nears at Space.com

New Horizon Spacecraft Mission – First Pluto Direct Encounter | Universe Documentary 2015 at Youtube.com

The Women Behind the New Horizons Pluto Flyby at Youtube.com