Clyde Tombaugh

Naming Pluto’s Moons: Will it Come Down to Trekkies Versus the IAU?

by David Dickinson February 18, 2013

As reported here on Universe Today last week, the SETI Institute has invited the public to vote on the names of Pluto’s 4th and 5th moons. Discovered in 2011 and 2012 respectively, researcher and co-discoverer Mark Showalter will take these names before the International Astronomical Union (IAU) after voting closes on February 25th, 2013. But […]

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Clyde Tombaugh’s Ten Special Commandments for Planet Hunters

by Nancy Atkinson April 6, 2011

Back in 1989, amateur astronomer Toney Burkhart found out that Clyde Tombaugh was going to be giving a talk in San Francisco, just a short distance from Burkhart’s home. Trouble was, he found out only about 10 minutes before the presentation was going to start, so he rushed over and arrived just in time to […]

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