Ceres: Exploring the Dwarf Planet with Jennifer German

Sunday October 8, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for grade 3 - adult

Jennifer German, Ann Arbor’s own NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador, will talk about the dwarf planet Ceres and what NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has been up to since it launched in September of 2007.

Ever wonder why Ceres was ignored for so long? Is there water on Ceres? What exactly is a dwarf planet? And why was Ceres elevated from asteroid to dwarf planet while Pluto was demoted? Come and find out!

There will definitely be cool pictures from NASA and you might even get to be a planet as part of a live demonstration!