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Thursday, March 22
Guest Speaker Evening next Tuesday
"Why Pluto is not a Planet"
An illustrated talk by Dr John Davies of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh
Tuesday 27th March 2007 7:30pm
St Joseph's Church Hall, Cockermouth
£2 at the door. All welcome
In August last year after much heated debate, the International Astronomical Union controversially voted to remove Pluto from the list of planets. Come and find out about what led to this historic decision and the exciting discoveries which are being made in the outer reaches of out Solar System
When not designing instruments for some of the world's largest telescopes, John Davies is engaged in research into the new members of our Solar System which have been discovered beyond Neptune's orbit.