Pluto: Planet or Not?

On July 24, 2021, University of Maryland astronomy professor Douglas Hamilton discussed Pluto’s five moons and the 2015 New Horizons flyby of the dwarf planet. (Pluto was discovered as the ninth planet in 1930, but reclassified as a dwarf planet in 2006.) The largest of the dwarf planets, the Horizon flyby taught us a lot about our distant neighbor and its moons, four of which were discovered between 2005 and 2012 ⁠— including two, Kerberos and Styx, that Doug helped discover.

The event was part of the Route 1 Corridor Conversations series organized by Hyattsville Aging in Place, Helping Hands University Park, Neighbors Helping Neighbors College Park, and Explorations on Aging College Park with sponsorship from Maryland Milestones.

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