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IAU 2006

IAU 2006

This is the voice of the plutons... we know that you can hear us Earthlings. The General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union took place in Prague in the Czech Republic between the 14th and 25th August 2006. We have interviewed astronomers at the General Assembly to find out what they are up to and what has been attracting their interest. And, with such a range of sizes for objects in the Solar System, we find out a little about how difficult it is to come up with a scientific definition for a planet (check out our cut-out-and-keep Venn diagram in the show notes).

A Venn diagram of the results of the planet vote at the IAU
A Venn diagram of the results of the planet vote at the IAU

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Interview with Michael Burton (Friday 25th)

Interview with Gordon Squires (Friday 25th)

Interview with Gilbert Satterthwaite (Thursday 24th)

IAU session voting on the definition of a planet (Thursday 24th)

Interview with Dr. Carolina Odman (Wednesday 23rd)

Interview with Dr Enno Middelberg (Monday 21st)

Interview with Prof. Ian Robson (Friday 18th)

Interview with Prof. Mike Bode (Thursday 17th)

Round table discussion with Nick Rattenbury, Tim O'Brien, Megan Argo and Stuart Lowe (Wednesday 16th)

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Interview:Stuart Lowe and Hannah Thrall talked to Michael Burton (University New South Wales)
Planet Views:Lisa Harvey-Smith got the views of (anonymous) astronomers
Interview:Stuart Lowe and Hannah Thrall talked to Gordon Squires (Caltech)
Interview:Debbie Mitchell talked to Gilbert Satterthwaite
IAU vote:Nick Rattenbury introduces a recording of the session at the IAU General Assembly in Prague 2006. The Chairman was Ron Ekers, with assistance from Jocelyn Bell Burnell. The audio is courtesy of the IAU.
Interview:Nick Rattenbury and Stuart Lowe talked to Dr. Carolina Odman (Leiden Observatory)
Interview:Lisa Harvey-Smith talked to Dr Enno Middelberg (ATNF)
Interview:Nick Rattenbury and Stuart Lowe chatted to Prof. Ian Robson (UK Astronomy Technology Centre, Edinburgh)
Interview:Nick Rattenbury and Stuart Lowe chatted to Prof Mike Bode (Liverpool John Moores University/Liverpool Telescope)
Round-table:Nick Rattenbury, Tim O'Brien, Megan Argo and Stuart Lowe
Editor:Stuart Lowe
Website:Stuart Lowe
Cover art:The famous astronomical clock on Prague's townhall Credit: polanri (Flickr)

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