Lightcurve Films Astronomy

In 2006 the International Astronomical Union decided to reclassify the objects of the Solar System. Now, the Solar System contains three main group of objects: the planets, the dwarf planets and the small bodies. Pluto, which has been named the ninth planet since its discovery in 1930, has been reclassified as a dwarf planet. In this educational film, Alain Doressoundiram, astrophysicists at the Paris Observatory and his colleagues Danielle Briot (Paris Observatory) and Bernard Schmitt (University Joseph Fourier de Grenoble) explore the history of our understanding of the Solar System. They explain why Pluto is not a planet anymore and how modern research is done on Trans Neptunian Objects, these small icy bodies at the very edge of the Solar System.
The film is french spoken with subtitles in english.

Links:
International Astronomical Union resolution IAU0602: iau.org/public_press/news/detail/iau0602/
Dr. Bernard Schmidt: lpg.obs.ujf-grenoble.fr/homepages/-Bernard-Schmitt-
Pascal Veuillet: pascal.veuillet.free.fr/pages/accueilpag.html
João Luís Lobo: bateristaspt.com/membros/joaolobo/

Production:
The educational DVD was produced by Lightcurve Films for Science à l'École & Paris Observatory. The DVD disk image (french-only version) can be downloaded from ufe.obspm.fr/article424.html .

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