- Published: [Boston] : WGBH Boston Video : PBS Distribution, 
- Year Published: 2010
- Description: 1 videodisc (56 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
- Language: English
- Format: DVD
- Tyson, Neil deGrasse.
- Randall, Terri.
- WGBH Video (Firm)
- PBS Distribution (Firm)
- Terri Randall Film and Video Productions.
- Pluto (Dwarf planet)
- Science films.
- Documentary films.
- Nonfiction films.
- Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
- Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
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Call number: DVD 523.49 Pl
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Extra features: The formation of the solar system explained over dinner, 2 different ways of looking at the universe, Neil and Pluto the pup break down the debate, Pluto and partisan politics, Teaching Pluto.
Based on the book by Neil de Grasse Tyson.
Neil deGrasse Tyson, host.
Join Hayden Planetarium's director Neil deGrasse Tyson as he follows the story of Pluto's discovery and the science that surrounds this former planet, including the possibility of finding more Pluto-like planets in the mysterious Kuiper belt. From the scientists trying to classify Pluto to die-hard 'Pluto-philes, ' Tyson meets a fascinating cast of characters with just one thing in common: strong opinions about Pluto.
DVD, region 1, widescreen; stereo., NTSC.
Reviews & Summaries
Though the majority of the program is about science, it doesn't deal with it in a dry way. Tyson is hilarious! But the jokes didn't stop me from learning things (like, did you know that before the planet was named, Americans associated the name Pluto with a laxative? Or, that if the sun was represented by a balloon with an 8-foot diameter, the relative-size of Pluto could be represented by a ball bearing from a roller skate?)
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