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Science Storytime: What's the Matter with Pluto?

Science Storytime: What's the Matter with Pluto?
Sun, Apr 27

03:00 pm

Curious about why Pluto is no longer considered a planet? Gather around for this Mess Fest story-time with a physicist and a cartoonist and hear the story of Pluto. Draw your own picture and understand what it means to be a planet.
  • Tickets

    No reservation required

    Price: Free with entrance to Mess Fest

  • Location

    Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse

    3500 Reservoir Drive

    Philadelphia, PA , 19121

    Directions


  • Speakers

    Paul Halpern
    Paul Halpern
    Paul Halpern is Professor of Physics at the University of the Sciences and an acclaimed science writer. The author of 13 popular science books, he is the recipient of a Fulbright Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an Athenaeum Literary Award. Library Journal named his most recent book, Collider, its physics selection for the best science books of 2009. He has appeared on numerous radio and television shows, including The Simpsons 20th anniversary special.
    Rachel Fryd
    Rachel Fryd
    Rachel Fryd is the Youth Services Coordinator for the Free Library of Philadelphia, where she has been sharing her love of books and learning for the past 10 years.
    Vance Lehmkuhl
    Vance Lehmkuhl
    Vance Lehmkuhl is a cartoonist and illustrator whose work has been featured by the New York Times Syndicate and the Huffington Post. As the political cartoonist for Philadelphia City Paper he was named "Best of Philly" by Philadelphia Magazine. He is currently a columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News, contributing the "V for Veg" column about Philly's veggie dining scene. As a musician, he has also designed many album covers that were pretty far out.
  • Partners

    Free Library of Philadelphia
    Free Library of Philadelphia
    Free Library of Philadelphia
    In 1891, the Free Library of Philadelphia was chartered as "a general library which shall be free to all." Since its establishment, the Free Library has grown to become a city-wide system that includes 49 branches, the Parkway Central Library, the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, and three regional libraries. The Free Library offers one of the country's most extensive collections as well as a series of educational programs, including adult education classes, author events, career services, after-school programs, and the Philadelphia Book Festival. With more than 6 million visits a year and 25 million Web hits a month, the Free Library is one of the most widely used educational and cultural institutions in the city.
    The Franklin Institute
    The Franklin Institute
    The Franklin Institute
    In 1824, The Franklin Institute was founded to honor Benjamin Franklin and to advance the usefulness of his inventions. Today, The Franklin Institute is a vibrant organization that continues to offer new and exciting science learning experiences for the citizens of Philadelphia. The Institute has grown to become an integral part of the city by providing a hands-on approach to science and technology through community outreach initiatives and innovative partnerships in public education. It has become a dynamic agent of change through its rich array of exhibitions, programs, lectures, and discussions designed to illuminate issues in contemporary science. The Franklin Institute continues to reflect Benjamin Franklin’s spirit of inquiry and discovery as it strives to inspire an understanding of and passion for science and technology learning.
    University of the Sciences
    University of the Sciences
    University of the Sciences
    University of the Sciences offers students a challenging learning experience in a proving ground for successful professionals in science and healthcare-related fields. A private, coeducational institution dedicated to education, research, and service, and distinguished as the nation’s first college of pharmacy, the University has produced leaders in the sciences and healthcare marketplace since its founding in 1821. T­he 3,000 students in USciences’ five colleges learn to excel in scientific analysis and to apply their skills to improving science and healthcare in their communities and in the lives of people worldwide in such disciplines as pharmacy, biology, physical therapy, healthcare business, and health policy.
    Smith Playground
    Smith Playground
    Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse