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Monday, August 21

The Planets Debate Goes On . . . .

Tomorrow will see a continuation of the debate over the definition of a planet at the IAU conference in Prague. It looks like everything is not quite as clear cut as reports last week suggested. This report from Astronomy Magazine details a number of counter-proposals which are due to be discussed.

You can watch the debate from the conference live on the conference website here. The debate starts at 11:45 BST.

Following tomorrow's debate there will be a final vote on the proposal on Thursday, the closing day of the conference.

1 comment:

  1. Watched it live - lots of dissent from the floor, some quite heated. (Who said astronomy isn't exciting!)