This paper gives a first-hand look behind the scenes of the Press Room at the International Astronomical Union (IAU) XXVIth General Assembly in Prague that was the setting of one of the most discussed stories in 2006 - the much hated and loved International Astronomical Union resolution defining a planet. The vote passing the resolution that - as a side-effect - changed Pluto's status to a "dwarf planet" and resulted in an unprecedented emotional argument about our Solar System. What actually happened in Prague? What were the negative and positive outcomes of the Pluto Affair? What can science communicators learn from this experience?
Future Professional Communication in Astronomy
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