Clyde Tombaugh and the discovery of Pluto, unedited footage [videorecording] / 1985 June and July.

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Tombaugh, Clyde William, 1906-1997. Clyde Tombaugh and the discovery of Pluto, unedited footage [videorecording] / 1985 June and July.

Clyde Tombaugh and the discovery of Pluto, unedited footage [videorecording] / 1985 June and July.

Raw footage of a video-recorded interview with Clyde Tombaugh conducted at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff Arizona, at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, N.M., and at his home in Mesilla Park, N.M. for "Clyde Tombaugh and the Discovery of Pluto." Topics discussed include his search for Planet X, his discovery and naming of the planet Pluto, Purcival Lowell and the founding of the Lowell Observatory, telescopes, and the building of and his experiences with the astrograph.

12 videocassettes : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.

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The New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts was established by a legislative act in 1889 (1889 Laws of N.M., Chp. 138, Sec. 2). In 1959 a constitutional amendment changed the name to New Mexico State University (1959 Laws of N.M., Constitutional Amendment No. 7). The University is located in Las Cruces, New Mexico. From the description of New Mexico State University records, 1890-[ongoing]. (Santa Fe Public Library). WorldCat record id: 37786743 ...

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Clyde William Tombaugh was born February 4, 1906 on a farm near Streator, IL. The family moved to a farm in Kansas in 1922. He was hired to conduct planet-search photography in 1929 at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, AZ. On February 18, 1930, Tombaugh discovered the ninth planet Pluto. The official announcement of the discovery was made March 13. The discovery led to awards and a scholarship to the University of Kansas where he started as a freshman in 1932, receiving his B.A. in 1936. In 1...

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Lowell Observatory, an independent, nonprofit, astronomical research organization, was founded by Percival Lowell in Flagstaff, Arizona in 1894. From the description of Records [microform], 1894-1916. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78961648 Lowell Observatory was founded by Percival Lowell in 1894 at Flagstaff, Arizona. From the description of Correspondence, 1894-1916. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122523528 From the guid...