Gods of the Solar System

  • Dates: October 20, 2019 - November 24, 2019
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Location: Allen F. Blocher Planetarium
  • Address: Science Building - UWSP, Stevens Point, WI 54481
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Price: Free and open to the public
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  • Each one of the significant planetary bodies has been named after a god or goddess from mythology. This program not only mentions the history of the name but looks at what we know about each of these bodies today. No longer do these objects hold mythical significance but today we understand them for what they are, planetary bodies in many ways like Earth. For all of the planets we have not only observed them through our telescopes but we have visited them with robotic spacecraft and have viewed these planets close up. This program is really an opportunity to see what we have learned about each of the planetary bodies in the solar system. We will also look at why some of these objects are now called dwarf planets and where these dwarf planets are located. This program gives you a unique tour of the solar system.

Gods of the Solar System