4/25/2012 9:55:00 PM Free kids' animated space series is online
FLAGSTAFF - The wonders of the solar system are on display online at lowell.edu/unclepercy.php via the new animated series for children, "Uncle Percy's Adventures in Space!", produced by Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff.
The 11-part series is geared to kids aged 4 to 8, and each episode begins at Lowell Observatory.
Created to further Lowell's educational outreach mission, the series takes kids to the eight major planets in our solar system, as well as the sun, the moon, and, of course, Pluto (which observatory founder Percival Lowell discovered).
In each episode, an animated version of Percival Lowell and a robotic assistant named Miss Kitty travel from the observatory's campus to study these solar-system objects in a spaceship version of Mr. Lowell's car, a functioning 1911 Stevens-Duryea nicknamed "Big Red."