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Obviously Oblivious

Obviously Oblivious

A discussion of the art of science communication, planetary formation, and harvesting solar energy.

Science Friday

Science Friday on NPR

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

L.A. Public Library: Pluto Files

LA Library talk

A discussion between Dr. Laura Danly and Dr. Tyson about Pluto, planethood, black holes, science policy, and intelligent design.

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 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.

How Many Planets Do You Want in the Solar System?

The New York Times

Kenneth Chang asks New York Times readers how many planets they want in the Solar System.

The Pluto Files

The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet

Gathered here in one place is a record of Pluto’s rise and fall from planethood, given by way of media accounts, public forums, cartoons, and letters I received from disgruntled school children, their teachers, strongly opinionated adults, and colleagues.

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