Reflection on the Discovery of Pluto

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Title

Reflection on the Discovery of Pluto

Subject

Pluto; Planet X; Astronomy; Planetary Discovery; Lowell Observatory; Flagstaff.

Description

In this document, an unknown staff member at Lowell Observatory reflects on the discovery of Pluto. They explain the delay in making the announcement, asserting that the unusual nature of the discovery required caution and discretion. The note further reveals the public's intense reaction upon Lowell Observatory's announcement of the discovery. Also included in this three-page document is an account of the calculations used to determine Pluto's orbit, which highlights the rigorous efforts undertaken by the observatory's staff to locate the new planet.

Creator

Unknown

Date

Unknown

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

Typed document

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

Pluto Collection. a_Pluto_0044.tif

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Citation

Unknown, “Reflection on the Discovery of Pluto,” Lowell Observatory Archives, accessed June 27, 2022, https://collectionslowellobservatory.omeka.net/items/show/1380.