14 April 2010

Kids send the darndest hate mail

Undergoing a major renovation between 1997 and 2000, the Natural History Museum's Hayden Planetarium decided that Pluto wasn't a planet. Controversy followed. And so did hate mail from kids.

The "Mr. Tyson" in the letter is Neil deGrasse Tyson, the Planetarium's director. He has a book out, The Pluto Files, about the hoopla surrounding the former planet.

(via Kottke)

1 comment:

  1. OMG, Pluto is crying!! Big mean scientists!

    Probably my favorite are the letters in the link where the kids are realizing that they shouldn't be mad, they just need to accept it. As one kid says, "It's science."