Celebrate Pluto Day at the Plaza del Sol: Feb 18, 2010 5:30PM

02/18/2010 - 5:30pm
02/18/2010 - 7:00pm
Join in!  Help plan and promote community events at Rockwood's Plaza del Sol. Work group forming. Meeting: Feb 10, 2010 5:30PM. Info here!
Rockwood's Plaza del Sol,
187th & Stark.Click to enlarge

Join us "at Pluto" in Plaza del Sol as we officially declare Pluto a planet!

When: Thur Feb 18, 2010 5:30PM-7PM
Where: Plaza del Sol
18709 SE Stark
Gresham, OR
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Event Info

Please join the Gresham Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee's Work Group and the City of Gresham as we officially declare Pluto a planet.

After the ceremony, head on over to Lazer Planet located at 340 NW Burnside, Gresham, OR. In honor of "Pluto Day" Lazer Planet is giving away one free game per person at their entertainment center for anyone who mentions "Pluto Day' from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on February 18, 2010.

For more information, contact Lori Stegmann at (503) 667-7971 or e-mail lstegmann@farmersagent.com.

Is Pluto a Planet?

In 2006, the International Astronomical Union reclassified Planet Pluto to the new classification "Dwarf Planet".

On Thursday February 18, 2010, the 80th anniversary of the discovery of Pluto, The City of Gresham will restore Pluto to its rightful place in the Solar System.

Last September 18th, the Gresham/Rockwood community came to the Plaza to paint the Solar System. Since then additional displays have been added, including three dimensional orbs of various sizes that represent the location of the planets on that date.

The planet Mars at the Plaza del Sol was painted with pieces of a Martian meteorite that fell to the Earth. Come to the plaza and stand on Mars!

The moon was painted with pieces of a Lunar meteorite. Come to the Plaza and relive Neil Armstrong's historic "small step" and walk on the moon.