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Saturday, March 23
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar
Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Join us for an exciting children’s book launch for Pluto’s Secret: An Icy World’s Tale of Discovery, a new book written and illustrated by Museum employees. The book tells the true story of this distant world through whimsical artwork and entertaining dialogue, for ages five and up. Author Margaret Weitekamp, curator of Space History, will read the book at 11:00 am. Early Childhood Educator and illustrator Diane Kidd will then give a brief presentation on illustrating, and co-author David DeVorkin, senior curator of Space History, will speak to the audience about Pluto.
Starting at 11:30 am, children can participate in an educational activity in the gallery and Dr. Weitekamp, Dr. DeVorkin, and Ms. Kidd will be available to sign copies of the book. Pluto's Secret is available to purchase at the Museum Store. Autographed books make great mementos of your visit and terrific gifts for friends.
Daytime observing - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
NOVA/Westminster Astronomers will be available at the main entrance, weather permitting.