Glenn Chaple's observing basics: Spy a solar system wanderer
November 2007: Before Pluto lost its planetary status, there was Ceres.
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.