Passport to Pluto

Passport to Pluto

Passport to Pluto

Bad Astronomy
The entire universe in blog form
Jan. 13 2006 10:32 AM

Passport to Pluto

My old buddy Dan Durda just informed me that a TV show about Pluto will air on January 15th (and many times after) on the Discovery Science Channel. It's called "Passport to Pluto" and will feature lots of info about the "planet" including up-to-the-minute news on the New Horizons mission, the probe that will be launched to Pluto (hopefully) on January 17.

Besides being a top-notch researcher, Dan is an accomplished space artist; he painted that image above. Some of his artwork about Pluto will be featured in the TV show. I'm really looking forward to seeing it; Geoffrey Haines-Stile is the producer of the show, and his stuff is generally of excellent quality (maybe you've heard of "Cosmos"...).