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Featured Speaker Dr. Gerard van Belle – The Pluto Vote

April 4, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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The 2006 vote on the planetary status of Pluto has had a long-lasting reverberation throughout astronomy. With an outcome that remains controversial both in the public eye and within the professional community, the debate on what to call this world remains a lively one. Dr. van Belle’s own accidental involvement in this question has its own amusing tall tale, which he will recount along the way to re-examining a question: What is a planet, and why do we care?

Cost: Included in admission.

Details

Date:
April 4, 2015
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Samantha Christensen
Email:
schristensen@lowell.edu
Website:
http://http://www.lowell.edu/visit_events.php

Venue

Lowell Observatory
1400 W Mars Hill Rd
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Phone:
(928) 774-3358
Website:
http://http://www.lowell.edu