Due to the popular and easily accessible Internet, the idea that the Earth is flat is gaining momentum. “Celebrities” are saying they believe the Earth is flat during interviews. A popular singer set up a GoFundMe page to raise money to send a satellite into space to prove the Earth was flat. A regular individual risked his life by launching himself in a home-made rocket to prove the Earth was flat. Mayo High School Planetarium Director, Paul Larson coordinated a world-wide science experiment in July 2018 in order to collect data to be used to determine the shape of the planet Earth. Visit the Planetarium to see the results of the experiment, and learn how to investigate a scientific question about the natural world around you. Does the data show the Earth is round like a ball or round like a pancake? Come find out.
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Mayo High School Planetarium
1420 11th Avenue SE
Please enter through door #6 at Mayo High School.
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