I Heart Pluto Festival – Day 2: Pluto Discovery Day

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Date(s) - 02/18/2020
Time: - 6:00 pm

The Orpheum Theater

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In conjunction with the Flagstaff Film Festival and Downtown Business Alliance, this program celebrates Clyde Tombaugh’s Day of Discovery of Pluto, on February 18, 1930.

6 pm: Doors open & Taste Testing of Mother Road’s limited edition Pluto Porter brew


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7 – 9 pm: Pluto Discovery Day programming

Lowell Observatory Historian Kevin Schindler will retrace Tombaugh’s Day of Discovery, from his startling detection of Pluto at Lowell Observatory to several spots in downtown Flagstaff and ending at the Orpheum Theater, where he watched the 1929 film, The Virginian.
Scientists from Lowell Observatory and Northern Arizona University will discuss Pluto research currently going on in Flagstaff.
City of Flagstaff officials will talk about what Pluto means to our community, “The Home of Pluto”
The beer makers at Mother Road Brewing will introduce their limited-edition Pluto Porter. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase this and other drinks throughout the evening.
Culinary experts from Karma Sushi Bar Grill will share the story behind their Pluto Roll.
The Flagstaff Film Festival will show several movie shorts highlighting the spirit of adventure and discovery. Stay tuned for a list of the shorts!

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