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Q: What do you really do? A: Sell space travel supplies.

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Pluto Day on March 10th!

I still can’t believe it. What utter nonsense! Who’s in charge? Pluto is still not classified as a planet in our solar system? Surely, someone would have realized this atrocious mistake years ago and brought Pluto back into the planetary pantheon. No one? Why not?

That’s it! Pluto deserves better. I'm not going to let the International Astronomical Union cast off Pluto like so much stellar radiation unleashed to the edges of the universe. Pluto is awesome whether it’s called a planet or not. Pluto, I sing for thee!

In fact, the Greenwood Space Travel Supply Co. is having a Pluto Day march and rally to whip the citizens of Earth into a dwarf-planet-friendly frenzy! Join the celebration and show the galaxy that even though Pluto is small, it’s a big deal!

When: Saturday, March 10 at 12pm
What: 12pm sign making workshop / 1pm march / 1:15pm rally
Where: start at Greenwood Space Travel Supply Co. (8414 Greenwood Ave N) / rally at Neptune Coffee (8415 Greenwood Ave N)
Who: YOU!

The festivities begin with a sign making workshop at 12pm. Bring your wit, your cleverness, and your love for Pluto because slogans on signs are the best way to proclaim Pluto! If you have signs, bring them! The times may be different but the message remains the same. Sometimes, signs alone are not enough to effectively convey how much Pluto means to me so I have to get a little more creative, more in-your-face. Do you have a costume that perfectly captures Pluto’s grace and mystery? Wear it! Prizes will be awarded to the best signs and the best costumes.

The march hits the streets at 1pm followed by a rally at Neptune Coffee at 1:15pm. I will not be able to attend as I’m just beyond Saturn on my way to a hot air balloon festival on Jupiter. In my stead, there will be astronomy and Pluto experts at the rally to answer questions and astound you with facts about Pluto and our solar system. Walk, talk, chant, and chortle with us as we declare to the galaxy “Pluto belongs!”


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  9. Great idea to celebrate the discovery of Pluto on March 13th, 1930! Pluto rules!

  10. I'm so glad you're doing this and wish I could be there! Unfortunately, I live about 3,000 miles away! I would request that you not make statements like "Pluto is not classified as a planet in our solar system" because such statements make it sound like the decision made by four percent of the IAU is fact rather than one side in an ongoing debate. As I'm sure you know, an equal number of professional astronomers, led by New Horizons Principal Investigator Dr. Alan Stern, have rejected that decision and continue to do so. They and all who adhere to the equally scientifically legitimate geophysical defintion of planet do consider Pluto a planet, as they do Ceres, Haumea, Makemake, Eris, and even Charon (as Pluto and Eris are essentially a binary planet system). According to the geophysical planet definition, a planet is any non-self-luminous spheroidal body in orbit around a star. If the object is large enough to be squeezed into a round shape by its own gravity, and it orbits a star or once orbited a star, it is a planet. Those who hold this definition have never taken Pluto out of the planetary pantheon to begin with, which is why they are ignoring the IAU decision altogether.

  11. Oops, I meant Pluto and Charon are essentially a binary planet system--not Pluto and Eris!

  12. had such a wonderful time at the pro-Pluto rally today. what a fun crowd. looking forward to making this an annual event. thanks greenwood space travel co.
    cheers! my daughter was thrilled to have won the costume contest, too. thank you for heling keep her passion for all things space alive. :)

  13. Maybe Pluto is too far from our planet (earth)

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