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Pluto Discovery Day

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Pluto Discovery Day

When: Always February 18th



Exactly eighty four years ago, Clyde Tombaugh (February 4, 1906 - January 17, 1997) discovered the elusive Planet X, which later became known as Pluto. Clyde Tombaugh wasn't your average planet hunter. At eleven years of age, Clyde was already working on the family farm. He planted corn and wheat by day and searched the skies at night. He built his first telescope at eighteen and found the ninth planet in our solar system at twenty-four. Clyde Tombaugh, a self-educated farm boy from a small town in the Midwest, discovered the most controversial celestial object in the history of astronomy!

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