Hamilton to present a public talk

Tim Hamilton, Associate Professor of Physics and Director of the Clark Planetarium at Shawnee State University, will be presenting a public astronomy talk and picture show on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) mission to Pluto on Thursday, July 16 at 7 p.m. at the Clark Planetarium in the Advanced Technology Center building.

NASA’s “New Horizons” space probe will fly past Pluto on July 14, sending the very first close-up pictures of the planet and its five moons. The probe has already shown unexplained dark features on the Pluto’s surface, as well as the hint of a polar ice cap. Once the pictures have been analyzed, perhaps an explanation can finally be constructed to determine the geology of the planet, how it formed and how different Pluto is from the other planets.

Regular public shows for the summer schedule will continue showing every Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m. at the planetarium.

For more information, contact Event & Conference Services by phone at 740-351-3390 or by e-mail at event&conferenceservices@shawnee.edu