New Superstars of Astronomy features Alan Stern, Pluto

Posted by David Eicher
on Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The third Superstars of Astronomy podcast, an hourlong interview, is now posted on Astronomy’s website. It‘s a detailed discussion with an old friend, Alan Stern, the world’s leading expert on Pluto. Alan is principal investigator of the New Horizons mission that is speeding toward its July encounter with Pluto. This will be an extremely exciting time as we will soon have our first close-up view of Pluto and its five moons.

We talk a great deal about the controversy of whether Pluto ought to be considered a dwarf planet, a planet, or both! And we also talk about Alan’s science fundraising efforts with Uwingu.

I think you will be delighted with it!

You can listen to the interview here.

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