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Naming Pluto - documentary film and talk

The story of Venetia Burney Phair, the English Schoolgirl who named the planet Pluto in 1930.

2010 marks the 80th anniversary of Pluto’s discovery. Naming Pluto is an award-winning UK documentary, telling the story of Venetia Burney Phair, the English Schoolgirl who named the planet Pluto in 1930, aged 11 years. Featuring Venetia’s only interview, Sir Patrick Moore, Oxford University’s Dr Allan Chapman, the Royal Astronomical Society and NASA, this 13 minute film looks back at the extraordinary story of a young girl who made astronomical history and witnesses her long awaited reunion with the planet she named, 77 years later, on the eve of her 89th birthday. Dr Allan Chapman, one of the UK’s leading science historians, was involved in the making of the film and narrates this talk


Dr Allan Chapman | talks | www


Date and Time:

10 July 2010 at 5:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



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