Organizers for Planet Head Day are gearing up for another exciting event being planned for later this winter in Presque Isle.

According to Kevin McCartney,  Professor of Geology at the University of Maine at Presque Isle and Director, Northern Maine Museum of Science, Planet Head Day celebrates the New Horizons spacecraft mission to Pluto.

NASA/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
NASA/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

New Horizons will fly past Pluto this July 15th, so this year we want an especially big Planet Head Day to recognize that event, and honor all our friends and neighbors in their fights with cancer.  Planet Head Day will be February 14th – Valentine’s Day – and will be held as usual at the UMPI's Weiden Hall.

Please consider yours as a potential Planet Head and work to recruit others who can contribute their heads and raise funds for C.A.N.C.E.R. (Caring Area Neighbors for Cancer Education and Recovery).

In the recent past years they have had circa 100 Planet Heads and raised circa $25,000; McCartney would like to beat both those numbers by a good margin this year.

If you would like more information on Planet Head Day, you're asked to contact Kevin McCartney at 768-9482 or email


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