Featured Speaker Dr. Gerard van Belle – The Pluto Vote
April 4, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
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.