Pursuing the Dwarfs

The categorization of Dwarf Planets sets the world in two parts...one who loved Pluto as a planet and the others who preferred a simpler cataloging of celestial bodies...Dwarf Planets are the worlds too small to be considered a full-fledged planet, but are too large to be classified as Asteroids. These are the Ancient Relics of our Solar System. They were born the same way as our eight Planets, but somehow along the way, they stopped developing further. These embryonic Planets hold the key to the secrets of Planetary Evolution. Today, five small bodies fit the category of Dwarf Planets, but there are more waiting to join the list. Our advanced probes, like 'New Horizons' and 'Dawn' are seeking the unknown. Let's take a glimpse of the wee class of Dwarf Planets in our Full Dome show 'Pursuing the Dwarfs.'Pursuing the Dwarfs is one hour in length, featuring 15 minutes of fulldome film accompanied by a guided tour by a UAA Astronomer of the recent discoveries of our Solar System.

Run time: 15 minutes

Pursuing the Dwarfs

 

Back to top