Celebrate the Anniversary of the Discovery of Pluto

The Silver City Public Library is showing a series of NOVA science documentaries this winter and spring 2017! Each month community members can view a film on a different fascinating topic. The events are free and open to the public. On January 10 we saw How Does the Brain Work? and learned a lot about our powers of perception.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 14, 4:30pm, we will celebrate the 87th anniversary of the discovery of Pluto! The librarian will show historic photographs from the collection of Clyde Tombaugh, discoverer of Pluto. This collection is housed at the New Mexico State University archives in Las Cruces. Attendees will also view photos taken by the New Horizons spacecraft, which is now hurtling past Pluto into the outer reaches of the solar system. Then we will see the film The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet, in which Neil deGrasse Tyson investigates why Pluto fascinates Americans and causes passionate debate.

The next NOVA documentary showing will be Ancient Computer on Tuesday, March 14 at 4:30pm.

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