Public Talk: Classifying the Pieces of our Solar System

I’ve presented at the Durham Region Astronomical Association (DRAA) three years in a row now (first and second talks); I keep coming back because they’re such a wonderful group to chat with. Very engaged, interested, and fun. This year I stepped away from my active research and decided to give a talk about how astronomers classify things in our Solar System. What’s a Planet? Dwarf Planet? How does Earth compare to Jupiter? etc. While I’m not an expert on the topic, I find it a fun conversation to be having in the era of the Kepler Space Telescope. Below is the title slide from the talk, you can click the picture (or find a link below) to download the full PDF.

The title slide to my talk at the Durham Region Astronomical Association. My 3rd year back!

The title slide to my talk at the Durham Region Astronomical Association. My 3rd year back! Click here [PDF] to download a copy of the slides (or just the picture above).

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