How I Killed Pluto & Why It Had It Coming – Mike Brown (Caltech)

PART 1

This is a video recording of the Sept. 15, 2011, lecture by Caltech astronomer Mike Brown. This public lecture was held at Kahilu Theatre in Waimea, on the Big Island of Hawaii. In this talk he explains not only how Pluto was demoted to a dwarf planet, but his controversial role in “killing” Pluto. He is introduced by Taft Armandroff, director of the W. M. Keck Observatory.


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Tonight observers from Yale and KECK will use MOSFIRE and NIRC2-LGS. Sun set 06:22:00pm rise 06:48:00am
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