The Great Planet Debate
It may not be the Scopes Monkey Trial, but this one should be good. A public debate between Dr. Mark Sykes of the Planetary Science Institute and Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson of the American Museum of Natural History will start at 4:30 pm EDT. The whole thing will be streamed to the web live as it happens. You needed to pre-register to view the public debate live, but if you miss out today, the debate will be posted to the net later for viewing.
This is all part of a three day conference on what we know about planets and, of course, how to define them. A hot topic ever since the IAU made the poor decision to redefine something we all knew the meaning of.
Posted by Mike Simonsen