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Point of Inquiry: The Pluto Files

POI

In this Point of Inquiry conversation, recent discoveries in astronomy are discussed along with the controversy regarding the status of Pluto and whether teaching the controversy over Pluto's status is helpful in teaching astronomy, and how this compares to the "teaching the controversy" argument regarding evolution versus intelligent design creationism.

Science Friday

Science Friday on NPR

Discussion of Pluto, teaching science, and the state of NASA.

Astrophysicist Chronicles the Battle Over Pluto

NPR

NPR's All things Considered interview about the battle over Pluto and its planethood.

American Freethought

American Freethought

The American Freethought interviews Dr. Tyson and looks at the cosmic dust-up that resulted from the demotion of the planet Pluto to dwarf planet by the International Astronomical Union.

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Neil deGrasse Tyson got hate mail from third graders because of Pluto. And, Jon asks, How will we die?

The Brian Lehrer Show

WNYC

Interview on WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show with reflections on Pluto and the night sky.

Living On Earth: The Pluto Files

Living On Earth

Neil deGrasse Tyson didn't mean to get Pluto demoted from planet status; he just wanted people to think about the solar system differently. But changing the number of planets from nine to eight is just what happened when a debate sparked by the astrophysicist's Hayden Planetarium exhibit—sans Pluto—ended with the re-categorization of the icy rock to dwarf planet status.

Time's Ten Questions

Time Magazine

Time magazine interview on Pluto and what determines planethood.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Tonight Show with Jay Leno

A discussion of Pluto, Apophis, and life on Mars on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Carl Sagan's Search for God

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Discussion with Ann Druyen and Steve Soter on Carl Sagan's perspective on science, his spiritual experience, and his search for God.

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