American Astronomer 1906-1997
Clyde W. Tombaugh, famous for his discovery of Pluto, the solar system's ninth major planet, was born in 1906 in Streator, Illinois. His family mov...
Clyde William Tombaugh
American astronomer who discovered the planet Pluto. Tombaugh helped Lowell Observatory director Vesto Slipher search for a new planet. The previous director, Percival...
Tombaugh, Clyde W. (1906-1997)
Clyde W. Tombaugh, an astronomer and master telescope maker, spent much of his career performing a painstaking photographic survey of the heavens fro...
Clyde William Tombaugh was born on February 4, 1906. He spent most of his childhood on a farm near Streator, Illinois. In 1922, the family relocated to a farm in western Kansas. Tombaugh glimpsed his ...