I've been busy having some quality family time, so I've been away from the blogs for a couple of days. And guess what? I came back, and the world is still standing!
We've lost a planet, but other than that, the Solar System is remarkably unscathed. Of course, this is a bit of a bigger deal that it is for most people.
I am a friend of the Lowell Observatory, where we visit several times per year, and we even visited last year on the 75th anniversary of the discovery of Pluto. That is still the biggest accomplishment of the observatory, and my daughter and I got to actually see the original blink microscope and the slides that showed the first images of Pluto.
Of course the observatory will still be able to claim to be the discovery point of the first 'dwarf planet,' and a full 73 years before another was found.