Interview with Clyde Tombaugh conducted by Tanya Rae at Lowell Observatory in 1989

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Title

Interview with Clyde Tombaugh conducted by Tanya Rae at Lowell Observatory in 1989

Subject

Pluto; Planet X; Astronomy; Planetary Discovery; Tombaugh, Clyde W.; Rae, Tanya; Pluto Walk; Lowell Observatory.

Description

In this interview, a student from Northern Arizona University questions Clyde Tombaugh about his experiences after discovering Pluto in 1930. The interview took place in 1989 at the dedication of Lowell Observatory's Pluto Walk. Tombaugh details the events of the day he made the discovery, as well as his own emotional reaction to finding a new planet. Rae also asks Tombaugh about his opinion regarding the call to redefine Pluto as a comet, to which Tombaugh asserts that it is, in fact, a planet.

Creator

Rae, Tanya

Date

1989

Rights

This object is property of the Lowell Observatory Archives. Any public use requires the written permission of the Lowell Observatory Archives. Contact us at archives@lowell.edu

Format

MP3

Language

English

Type

Sound

Identifier

Media Collection. Box 6, M11-3.

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Citation

Rae, Tanya, “Interview with Clyde Tombaugh conducted by Tanya Rae at Lowell Observatory in 1989,” Lowell Observatory Archives, accessed June 27, 2022, https://collectionslowellobservatory.omeka.net/items/show/1378.