826 Seattle and the Greenwood Space Travel Supply Co. are having their annual Pluto IS a Planet Protest March and Rally this Saturday, March 13, at 1:00 p.m. The march leaves the GSTS (8414 Greenwood Ave N), heads north to 87th, and returns to Neptune Coffee (8415 Greenwood Ave N) for the rally. They invite you bring signs and chants of protest.


A horrible injustice has occurred! Aghast astronomers, intrepid interstellar adventurers, and many others have joined forces to protest one of the darkest days in recent solar system history. Pluto—the smallest and most distant planet—has been removed from the planetary pantheon.

We refuse to bow to this outrageous decree and declare: PLUTO IS A PLANET.

In 2006, the International Astronomical Union (or IAU—the body governing the standards used to describe astronomical phenomena), prompted by the discovery of several small planet-like objects, decided to refine the definition of "planet."

Sadly, Pluto didn't fit the bill. Its status as a planet was yanked and it was reclassified as a "Dwarf Planet." It is a move that has outraged astronomers, incensed explorers, and dishonored its discoverers. We declare: science is wrong— Pluto belongs!

Reclassifying Pluto is a terrible mistake that we must rectify. Join the movement—support Pluto!