I see the folks attending the third .astronomy (dotastronomy) conference this year have been busy — hacking away and creating all sorts of ingenious tools, websites and … songs. Here’s astronomer Amanda Bauer and her band of renown with their new song, “Pluto the Previous Planet.”
So, are all these astronomers Pluto-huggers? Not necessarily. Amanda writes on her website, Astropixie:
as much as i like the song as it is, the last verse might lead one to believe that i would like to reinstate pluto as a planet. i want to state for the record that this is NOT the case! i’m pleased that astronomers have decided on a definition of a planet that is based on some actual physics! the song is just fun and i hope people enjoy it.
And speaking of Pluto, make sure you check out Clyde Tombaugh’s Ten Commandements for Would-Be Planet Hunters, too.
Also, take a look at the .astronomy 3 trailer below to see what else this group of geeks has been up to this week. Who ever said astronomers don’t know how to have a good time?