Tombaugh's Planet
Start: July 20, 2018 6:30 p.m.
End: July 20, 2018 7:15 p.m.
Location: Charles W. Brown Planetarium

Contact Details

Department of Physics and Astronomy
765-285-8860
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In 1930, after years of searching, a Kansas farm boy discovered Planet X. This object as later renamed Pluto. This program tells of Clyde Tombaugh’s remarkable achievement and the amazing discoveries made when the New Horizons space probe beamed to Earth the first close-up images of this small frozen world.

Program Information

  • Intended Audience: Ages 10+
  • Runtime: Approximately 45 minutes total

Planetarium Information

  • Planetarium shows are free of charge.
  • No tickets or reservations are required, but plan to arrive early as seating is done on a first-come, first-serve basis. We do our best to open doors 30 minutes before show time.
  • There is no food or drink allowed in the planetarium.
  • Children 12 years and under should be accompanied by an adult.
  • The Charles W. Brown Planetarium is located on the west end of the Cooper Science Complex, located along Riverside Avenue.

For directions and parking information, as well as general policies, please visit the Charles W. Brown Planetarium website.