Destination Pluto

Ages 9 to Adult

Destination Pluto is a journey of discovery for space travelers of all ages. Destination Pluto examines the wonders of the Sun's system, reviews the recent change in our understanding of how Pluto differs from the other planets, and introduces some of the early discoverers of the most distant worlds. Recently discovered moons and far flung mysterious ice worlds, rings around the largest planets, close-up views of alien landscapes and hazardous asteroids are all part of the adventure in Destination Pluto at the Jordan Planetarium.
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory web site
A site about our solar system maintained by the Solar System Dynamics Group of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
A Multimedia Tour of the Solar System from the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space
Maintained by the Burns Telecommunications Center, this page links to educational activities and classroom resources.
This California Institute of Technology and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory site for kids offers information and activities.
This Discovery Channel education site allows teachers to search for lesson plans by grade and subjects.
Sponsored by The U.S. Department of Education's National Library of Education and ERIC Clearinghouse on Information & Technology, this site offers lesson plans for all subjects and all grades.
The Hawaiian Astronomical Society’s home page
The National Space Society web site
Learn what’s going on TODAY in astronomy on the “Star Date” web page, maintained by the University of Texas’ McDonald Observatory

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Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium, 5781 Wingate Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5781
Phone: (207) 581-1341