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Community Classroom Explores Pluto's Downgrade

FEB. 5, 2007--The University of Wisconsin-River Falls next Community Classroom presentation, "The "Dogged" Debate Over What Happened to Pluto," will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in the River Falls Public Library.

In 2006, astronomers made the decision that Pluto was no longer officially defined as being a planet, begging the question, "What counts as a planet in our solar system?" Presenter Eileen Korenic is a member of the UW-River Falls physics department who has 15 years of experience teaching topics ranging from college astronomy and optics to public programming of planetarium shows for all ages.

Community Classroom is a series of presentations by UW-River Falls faculty designed to help people understand and address the vital concerns of our contemporary world. Presentations are informal, free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information visit .            

Community Classrooms are sponsored by the UWRF Outreach and the College of Arts and Sciences. The University of Wisconsin - River Falls Outreach and Graduate Studies Office provides lifelong learners with academic, professional development and enrichment programs that are practical, flexible, convenient and affordable. A complete list of courses, course descriptions and online registration information is available at http:/ or can be obtained by calling at 715-425-3256, 1-800-228-5607 or e-mailing .


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