Ceres: Exploring the Dwarf Planet with Jennifer German
Sunday October 8, 2017: 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Westgate Branch: West Side Room
Grade 3 - Adult
Jennifer German, Ann Arbor’s own NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador, will talk about the dwarf planet Ceres and what [https://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/|NASA’s Dawn spacecraft] has been up to since it launched in September of 2007.
Ever wonder why Ceres was ignored for so long? Is there water on Ceres? What exactly is a dwarf planet? And why was Ceres elevated from asteroid to dwarf planet while Pluto was demoted? Come and find out!
There will definitely be cool pictures from NASA and you might even get to be a planet as part of a live demonstration!