Maryland’s Place in Space

WHERE: Baltimore Convention Center

WHEN: Saturday, May 30, 2009 10-4

HOW MUCH: Free

Top - Bean Samples The Ocean of Storms, Apollo 12, 1969 NASA

Bottom - Artist concept showing Pluto system from the surface of a candidate moon. NASA, ESA and G. Bacon (STScl)

I'm a little embarrassed to admit that if it weren't for a certain 4th grader in my home, I might have completely missed the news that Pluto has been demoted to dwarf planet. I'm more Apollo vintage. Fortunately, I'm still mostly in touch with the greater world and for those of you with your own little astronauts, you might want to check out Maryland's Place in Space – a one day science extravaganza that includes NASA astronauts, robotic competitions, MPT's Sid the Science Kid, and even Wall-E . This is a free event, and will include lots of hands-on activities.