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The Demotion of a Planet, and Hate Mail from Third Graders
Date Thursday February 05
Time 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location Details
595 Market Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorGina Baleria
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Director, Hayden Planetarium; Author, The Pluto Files

Brian Hackney, CBS5 Science Editor; Correspondent, "Eye on the Bay" - Moderator

In August 2006, the International Astronomical Union voted Pluto out of planet-hood. The man behind the quest to demote Pluto returns to The Club to discuss how and why Pluto lost its planet status, as well as the worldwide controversy generated by the move. Tyson says he received hate-mail from third graders for his assertion that Pluto was not a planet. He will break down how Pluto became part of the fabric of America's cultural view of the cosmos.

This is part of the Evolve 2009 series, in recognition of the 150th anniversary of the publishing of Charles Darwin's book, Origin of the Species.

Location: Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. wine and cheese reception, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. book signing
Cost: $12 members, $18 non-members, $7 students
Also know: Bookseller: Stacey's Books
Tickets: 415-597-6705
Added to the calendar on Thursday Jan 15th, 2009 11:20 AM
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