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Planet of Doom

Planet of Doom and other mysteries of the Solar System
We have all wondered at some point what mysteries our Solar System holds. As we send more robots into space, improve our observational capabilities and begin to experience space for ourselves, we learn more and more about the very high strangeness of our own Solar System.

There are 194 moons we currently know about; a bizarre giant hexagon on Saturn; seven water worlds with liquid subsurface oceans; an atmosphere on Pluto; liquid water below the surface of Mars and even frozen water ice on Mercury and our own Moon. And then of course - there's the Planet of Doom.

There are interstellar objects that pass through on their way to other stars and even the possibility of an undiscovered planet ten times the size of Earth.

There are millions of asteroids in the Asteroid Belt; trillions of comets and other icy objects in the Kuiper Belt and a weird hollow sphere of icy, primordial material over 2 light-years in diameter called the Oort Cloud in which our entire Solar System rides through interstellar space.

We don’t understand even half of what’s going on around us, there is so much more to be discovered. Who knows what we will find next.

Join us as we uncover the bizarre oddities and strange, fantastic worlds of our Solar System.

Presented by 
Greg McCauley
Executive Director/CEO
Link Institute

Date:
Friday, October 25 at 7:00pm

Location:
Bridgewater Club
3535 E 161st St, Carmel, IN 46033

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Adults $10
Children 12 and under FREE
(You do not need to be a Bridgewater Club member to attend)

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About the Speaker
Greg McCauley 
Executive Director/CEO
Link Institute

Greg is the Executive Director, CEO, and science communicator of the Link Institute. In the early 1970’s, Greg worked at the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston Texas in Mission Planning and Analysis for the Apollo Program. Greg was involved in Apollo 15 and 16, was a member of the Lunar Launch Team for Apollo 17, and held a NASA top secret clearance.

In addition to his duties as the Director of the Link Institute, Greg serves as a Solar System Ambassador for NASA/JPL and lectures as a science communicator throughout central Indiana on NASA missions, astronomy and space exploration. Greg is an active amateur astronomer with interests in robotic planetary exploration, exoplanet discovery and research, NASA's search for life in the cosmos, and the history of human space exploration.

About LinkLive
Link is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of our place in the universe.

We believe passionately in the power of inspiration and understanding of STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. Since its beginning in 2012, hundreds of award winning LinkLive public events have been enjoyed by sell-out crowds throughout the Midwest. 

LinkLive is an audio/visual spectacle utilizing professional science communicators, and the very latest in theater screen digital imagery, animations, music and multimedia technology. LinkLive events create an engaging and thought-provoking environment as we share the wonders of the universe in ways that inspire, excite, challenge and educate.

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Changing the World.

 
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