Get a star-studded VIP experience at the 2023 I Heart Pluto Festival! A VIP ticket grants single-person admission to all IHP activities, including the “Night of Discovery” event at the Orpheum Theater on the evening Feb. 18. Before the event begins, VIP guests will receive a free copy of keynote speaker and astronaut Nicole Stott’s book Back to Earth to bring to an exclusive meet and greet/book signing with the author herself, along with a copy of Clyde Tombaugh’s Lowell Observatory employment letter and a can of I Heart Pluto-themed beer from Mother Road Brewery. VIP guests will also meet special guest Al Tombaugh, the son of Clyde Tombaugh!
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The VIP Experience includes:
- Admission for one person to all I Heart Pluto activities at Lowell Observatory (February 18-20) and February 18 “Night of Discovery” event at the Orpheum Theater
- VIP tour of Lowell Observatory on February 18
- Exclusive VIP Meet & Greet/Book Signing with “Night of Discovery” keynote presenter, Astronaut Nicole Stott. This takes place at the Orpheum Theater, prior to the “Night of Discovery” event on February 18
- 1 copy of Nicole Stott’s book, Back to Earth, which she can sign at February 18
- 1 copy of Clyde Tombaugh’s Lowell Observatory employment letter from V.M. Slipher
- 1 can of I Heart Pluto-themed beer, produced by Mother Road Brewery
- Meet Special Guest Al Tombaugh, the son of Clyde Tombaugh who discovered Pluto
The Lowell VIP Tour Schedule (Saturday)
Check In at the Steele Visitors Center
10am: Tour of Lowell Observatory Archives
10:45am: Talk by Dr. Will Grundy, Co-Investigator of the New Horizons Mission
11:30am: Talk by Al Tombaugh (Clyde Tombaugh’s Son)
12:30pm: Dedication of the 9″ Tombaugh Telescope
The events on Saturday morning conclude at 12:50pm.
The Night of Discovery at The Orpheum (Saturday)
4:30pm – 6pm: VIP Reception. Get an exclusive meet and greet, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, axe-throwing, book signing, free samples of Pepsi’s brand new Starry drink
6pm: Doors Open. Enjoy axe-throwing, craft Pluto beer from Mother Road Brewing, IAAA art show, food truck, free samples of Pepsi’s brand new Starry drink
7pm: Show Begins with Astronaut Nicole Stott
The VIP Pluto Experience requires advance reservation and has limited spaces available. Tickets must be purchased by February 10.