Hey! I Got a Question About That

Is Pluto a Planet? What is a Planet Anyway?

November 04, 2019 The Penn State Eberly College of Science Season 1 Episode 7
Hey! I Got a Question About That
Is Pluto a Planet? What is a Planet Anyway?
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Hey! I Got a Question About That
Is Pluto a Planet? What is a Planet Anyway?
Nov 04, 2019 Season 1 Episode 7
The Penn State Eberly College of Science

PLANETS: Chris Palma, associate dean for undergraduate students in the Eberly College of Science and teaching professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Penn State, visits the studio to explain to Nate and Sam that nostalgia is not a proper scientific argument and that Pluto is not a planet. So, what is a planet and what defines them? What else is out there in the solar system? Find out on this month’s episode of “Hey! I got a question about that.”

Links to Chris's work:

- @dfrctionspikes on Twitter - https://twitter.com/dfrctionspikes
- Chris's Website - sites.psu.edu/chrispalma/
- Tales from the Outer Solar System (Dr. Mike Brown's talk mentioned in the podcast): https://live.libraries.psu.edu/Mediasite/Play/a802036989ac471583276e03e825d15b1d?catalog=8376d4b2-4dd1-457e-a3bf-e4cf9163feda

Links to the Eberly College of Science:

- Eberly College of Science Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PennStateScience
- Eberly College of Science Twitter - https://twitter.com/PSUScience
- Eberly College of Science Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/pennstatescience
- Eberly College of Science Website - http://science.psu.edu/

Show Notes

PLANETS: Chris Palma, associate dean for undergraduate students in the Eberly College of Science and teaching professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Penn State, visits the studio to explain to Nate and Sam that nostalgia is not a proper scientific argument and that Pluto is not a planet. So, what is a planet and what defines them? What else is out there in the solar system? Find out on this month’s episode of “Hey! I got a question about that.”

Links to Chris's work:

- @dfrctionspikes on Twitter - https://twitter.com/dfrctionspikes
- Chris's Website - sites.psu.edu/chrispalma/
- Tales from the Outer Solar System (Dr. Mike Brown's talk mentioned in the podcast): https://live.libraries.psu.edu/Mediasite/Play/a802036989ac471583276e03e825d15b1d?catalog=8376d4b2-4dd1-457e-a3bf-e4cf9163feda

Links to the Eberly College of Science:

- Eberly College of Science Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PennStateScience
- Eberly College of Science Twitter - https://twitter.com/PSUScience
- Eberly College of Science Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/pennstatescience
- Eberly College of Science Website - http://science.psu.edu/