From the November 2007 issue

Glenn Chaple’s observing basics: Spy a solar system wanderer

November 2007: Before Pluto lost its planetary status, there was Ceres.
By | Published: November 1, 2007 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
Someone recently gave me a bumper sticker that reads “Honk if Pluto is a Planet.” The message conveys the controversy from the International Astronomical Union’s (IAU) decision to demote Pluto to “dwarf planet” status. But before Pluto lost its planetary stripes, there was Ceres.