The Problem with Pluto

Years 5-7, Planetarium show

New information about our Solar System has led astronomers to question Pluto’s status as a planet. In this 45-minute Planetarium show students are taken on a journey by Lucy Leavitt, on board a research craft heading to the outer limits of the Solar System to gain data to silence recent debate questioning Pluto’s status as a planet.

The Problem with Pluto challenges students to question the recent International Astronomical Union’s (IAU) – whose mission it is to promote and safeguard the science of astronomy – decision to classify Pluto as a dwarf planet.

All Planetarium shows conclude with a staff guided ‘What’s in the sky tonight’ presentation.

Available Term 1, Monday – Friday
(Exceptions made outside this time frame for large group bookings (for over 90 students))
Session times: 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 3.30pm
Session duration: 45 minutes

Maximum 130 students per session
Cost: $5.00 per student + education service fee

Bookings: 03 9392 4819

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