- Press Release
- August 8, 2022
Catherine Cesarsky and IAU Snobbery With Regard to Pluto’s Designation
“Plutoids”: the new name for Pluto-like dwarf planets, PhysicsWorld
“Catherine Cesarsky, president of the IAU, dismisses such past protests. “They form a very small part of the astronomy community,” she told physicsworld.com. She added that “practically nobody” is now trying to get Pluto reclassified as a planet. … Cesarsky admits that she has not yet heard the response from the astronomy committee for the rebranding. “I don’t think there will be a big [reaction],” she says. “A few people make a lot of noise.”
Editor’s note: OK, perhaps Catherine needs some feedback on all of this from the 99.999% of humanity who had no say in all of this – people who are now being told that what they learned in school is now wrong – based upon esoteric, and hard to understand reasons. Well, you can tell her what you think. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at +33 1 69 08 82 3. You can also contact the IAU directly at email@example.com.