I is for the International Astronomical Union

5 thoughts on “I is for the International Astronomical Union”

  1. Well, I still think they’re spoilsports…

    But I do like the way you put it – I hope Pluto is in better company with his peers, and maybe he feels a bit bigger and better now, and less of a little outcast in the cold reaches of our solar system.

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  2. I still don’t really like the current definition of “planet”, though.
    For one thing, it says “the sun”, not “a star”, which means that according to the IAU, exoplanets aren’t planets?

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  3. I once named a star after a friend of mine. I don’t know whether it’s official, but my friend’s wife has the certificate to prove it.

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