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Clyde Tombaugh

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Date: 1928

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: B Tombaugh, Clyde *1

Unit ID: 244

Summary: Photograph of astronomer Clyde William Tombaugh, 1906-1997, at age 22 with his homemade 9 inch Newtonian Telescope on his family farm near Burdett, Kansas. Tombaugh discovered the planet Pluto in 1930 and fourteen asteroids during his long career.

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Title (Main title): Clyde Tombaugh

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    Tombaugh, Clyde William, 1906-
    Telescopes