Science on Saturday events are fun, free science demonstrations at Lincoln Laboratory and are given several times each school year by volunteer scientists and engineers. All local community children aged 5-17 years old, their parents, and their teachers are welcome to attend these events.
Pre-registration is required. Parental/adult escort is required for all children. Electronic devices are not allowed in the facility. Adults must present a valid government-issued photo I.D. Children under the age of 5 are not admitted as this is an educational event for children 5-17 years old.
For directions to Lincoln Laboratory, please see the Map and Driving Directions page.
The Rise & Fall of Pluto: How Science Progresses
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Presented by: Jane Luu of Lincoln Laboratory
When Pluto was discovered in 1930, it was enthusiastically greeted as a newly found planet for the solar system. It reigned as the ninth planet until 2006, when astronomers voted to take away its status as a planet. Was this the right thing to do? This talk will be about discovering new things in the solar system, and how this led to both the rise and fall of Pluto.
Note: This event will be held in the cafeteria. Regular entrances will be blocked with construction equipment. Please use the garage stairs to access the cafeteria entrance instead of using the main lobby. If an elevator is needed, please alert a security guard.
When registering, please register an adult first, then a child, then any remaining people in your party.