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Clyde Tombaugh and the search for planet X

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The story of the young farm boy who became an astronomer and discovered the planet Pluto at the age of twenty-four.

Statementby Margaret K. Wetterer ; illustrations by Laurie A. Caple.
GenreJuvenile literature., Biography
ContributionsCaple, Laurie A., ill.
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LC ClassificationsQB36.T6 W48 1996
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Pagination48 p. :
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Open LibraryOL965716M
ISBN 100876148933, 0876149697
LC Control Number96002056

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Clyde Tombaugh and the Search for Planet X (On My Own Biographies)4/4(1). Inhe turned the telescope toward the search for the elusive Planet X, though he died before the new planet could be found. When Tombaugh was hired inhe joined the search for the.

Get this from a library. Clyde Tombaugh and the search for planet X. [Margaret K Wetterer; Laurie A Caple] -- The story of the young farm boy who became an astronomer and discovered the planet Pluto at the age of twenty-four.

The Pluto Discovery Telescope. Built in expressly for the purpose of completing the search for “Planet X” – the name for the hypothetical ninth planet in the solar system that Percival Lowell thought must exist – the Pluto Discovery Telescope, like the Clark, is one of the most famous telescopes in the history of American astronomical research.

Tombaugh arrived in Flagstaff in and soon took over the systematic search for Planet X, examining the area of sky Lowell had indicated in Memoir on a Trans-Neptunian Planet.

The inch. Following the discovery of the planet Neptune inthere was considerable speculation that another planet might exist beyond its orbit. The search began in the midth century and continued at the start of the 20th with Percival Lowell's quest for Planet proposed the Planet X hypothesis to explain apparent discrepancies in the orbits of the giant planets, particularly Uranus and.

Clyde Tombaugh, in full Clyde William Tombaugh, also called Clyde W. Tombaugh, (born February 4,Streator, Illinois, U.S.—died JanuLas Cruces, New Mexico), American astronomer who discovered Pluto in after a systematic search for a ninth planet instigated by the predictions of other astronomers.

He also discovered several clusters of stars and galaxies, studied the. Out of the darkness, the planet Pluto by Clyde William Tombaugh (Book) 14 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide.

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Tombaugh set about to search the ecliptic plane for a new planet. As it turns out, Lowell's calculations were based on flawed data about the perturbations of Uranus' orbit. Despite that, one of the two locations predicted by Lowell's calculation (the favored one, in fact) happened to be right where Pluto was found.

Clyde W. Tombaugh, who earned a lasting place in the annals of astronomy by discovering Pluto in the far reaches of the solar system indied.

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Clyde Tombaugh discovered the dwarf planet Pluto in He also discovered a number of asteroids and minor planets, and he was one of the supporters of further research to better understand UFOs or unidentified flying objects. Early Life and Educational Background. Clyde William Tombaugh was born on the 4th of February in in Streator.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for On My Own Biographies: Clyde Tombaugh and the Search for Planet X by Margaret K. Wetterer (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay. Free shipping for many products. From the first moment Clyde Tombaugh looked through a telescope to the moment he discovered Planet X, the author keeps young readers involved in a story of pers.

Teachers. Clyde Tombaugh and the Search for Planet X. By Laurie A. Caple. Inthe search fell to Clyde Tombaugh, who located Pluto in (oddly enough, a photograph by Lowell in was found to have a faint image of the planet, once its location was known.

Title: Clyde Tombaugh and the search for planet X: Authors: Wetterer, Margaret K.; Caple, Laurie A. Publication: Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Boosk, c Publication Date. Buy a cheap copy of Clyde Tombaugh and the Search for Planet book by Margaret K.

Wetterer. The story of the young farm boy who became an astronomer and discovered the planet Pluto at the age of twenty-four. Free shipping over $   In this novel, Byers depicts the suspenseful search for Planet X, the 9th planet in our solar system, a story in which the truth is, literally, stranger than fiction.

Amongst the interesting characters is Clyde Tombaugh, who actually found the planet in/5. Finally, in (24 years later!) the observer, Clyde Tombaugh, found Pluto.

The name Pluto was chosen in part to honor Lowell, whose initials are PL. So the original Planet X was Pluto. (There is a book by this name — Planet X — that describes the search for Pluto.) Is there a planet beyond Pluto.

Gazing at the Moon through a telescope for the first time, twelve-year-old Clyde Tombaugh wondered what other mysteries were out in space. The author of two other Carolrhoda On My Own Books (The Snow Walker, C.and Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express, C.

) here tells the fascinating true story of the hardworking young man who discovered Pluto, the ninth planet in our Pages:   Clyde Tombaugh was looking for Planet X when he accidentally found Pluto.

After Voyager 2 flew by Neptune innew calculations determined there was. Clyde Tombaugh: Discoverer of Planet Pluto: David Levy: Books - Search Best Sellers Gift Ideas New Releases Deals Store Coupons AmazonBasics Gift Cards Help Sell.

Books Advanced Search Today's Deals New Releases Amazon Charts 5/5(1). Tombaugh’s persistence and attention to detail brought the science fiction of Planet X into the light of scientific discovery.

Residuals, the meager irregularities of Uranus and Neptune’s orbits due to the gravitational pull of another celestial body, indicated the existence of a large mass nearby–only a small blip on a map of stars.

Tombaugh synonyms, Tombaugh pronunciation, Tombaugh translation, English dictionary definition of Tombaugh. Clyde William American astronomer who discovered Pluto. n Clyde William. –97, US astronomer, who discovered the dwarf planet Pluto n. The Search for Planet X book. Read 11 reviews from the world's largest community for readers/5.

Out of the Darkness: The Planet Pluto - Ebook written by Clyde W. Tombaugh, Patrick Moore. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Out of the Darkness: The Planet Pluto.

Nice review of Percival’s Planet today from the Boston Globe – thanks, Ms. Schlack “Deserving of our admiration and awe. In this quietly poignant book about the search for Planet X (eventually known as Pluto), all of the fictional characters orbiting Clyde Tombaugh, the astronomer who discovered Pluto, are in some way navigating that thin and shifting border between what’s.

Clyde Tombaugh. Discoverer of the planet Pluto. Born: February 4,Streator, Illinois. Died: JanuLas Cruces, New Mexico.

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Fifty miles west of Great Bend, down K highway, is the small farm community of Burdett. Finding Pluto. All about Clyde Tombaugh, the discovery of Planet X, and the business of hunting for the invisible.

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Clyde Tombaugh synonyms, Clyde Tombaugh pronunciation, Clyde Tombaugh translation, English dictionary definition of Clyde Tombaugh. Noun 1. Clyde Tombaugh - United States astronomer who discovered the planet Pluto Clyde William Tombaugh, Tombaugh.

Clyde Tombaugh. Learn more about his life from a UU World article, a Wikipedia article, and the Academy of Achievement. Books about him include Clyde Tombaugh: Discoverer of Planet Pluto, by David H. Levy (Sky Publishing, ), and a picture book, Clyde Tombaugh and the Search for Planet X, by Margaret K.

Wetterer (Carolrhoda Books, ). Astronomy for Everyone.When Tombaugh arrived at the observatory in Januaryhis job was to lead tours, throw giant logs in the furnace, clear the frequent heavy snows from the observatory’s canvas dome-and renew the search for Lowell’s “Planet X.” Tombaugh’s dream as a farm boy in Burdett, Kansas, had been to go to college and become a professor.