Book Discussion on The Pluto Files

Neil deGrasse Tyson talked about The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet (W.W. Norton & Co.; January 26,… read more

Neil deGrasse Tyson talked about The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet (W.W. Norton & Co.; January 26, 2009). He writes about the controversy over re-classifying Pluto as a comet. New York’s American Museum of Natural History, where this talk was held, was the first public institution to adopt this position. Mr. deGrasse Tyson responded to questions from audience members following his remarks.

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist with the American Museum of Natural History and director of the museum’s Hayden Planetarium. He is also the host of the PBS series “NOVA ScienceNOW.” His books include Death by Black Hole and The Sky is Not the Limit. close

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Book Discussion on The Pluto Files

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New York, New York, United States
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Mar 22, 2009
Last Aired:
Jul 5, 2009

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  • Mar 22, 2009 | 6:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 22, 2009 | 6:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 22, 2009 | 10:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 25, 2009 | 1:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 05, 2009 | 5:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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