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Deconstructing Pluto

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18:30 – 18:30 12 Nov 2008
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University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE

Speakers: Prof. Larry Marschall (Gettyburg College and Lancaster University)

Light refreshments from 18:00.
This talk will give the background behind the Plutoing of Pluto: a history of changing astronomical concepts of planets since ancient times, a discussion of new discoveries at the edge of the solar system that prompted the new definition, and a report on the cosmos-changing vote in Prague on 24 August 2006 and its aftermath (with Marschall revealing how he voted).

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: Lancashire and Cumbria branch
Contact details: John Bradshaw
Email: john.bradshaw@physics.org

http://www.iop.org/activity/branches/Lancashire_and_Cumbria/Events/page_31241.html


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