Pluto and Lowell Observatory: A History of Discovery at Flagstaff (Landmarks) (Paperback)

Pluto and Lowell Observatory: A History of Discovery at Flagstaff (Landmarks) By Kevin Schindler, Will Grundy, Annette And Alden Tombaugh and W. Stern (Contribution by) Cover Image

Pluto and Lowell Observatory: A History of Discovery at Flagstaff (Landmarks) (Paperback)

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Pluto looms large in Flagstaff, where residents and businesses alike take pride in their community's most enduring claim to fame: Clyde Tombaugh's 1930 discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory. Percival Lowell began searching for his theoretical Planet X in 1905, and Tombaugh's eureka experience brought worldwide attention to the city and observatory. Ever since, area scientists have played leading roles in virtually every major Pluto-related discovery, from unknown moons to the existence of an atmosphere and the innovations of the New Horizons spacecraft. Lowell historian Kevin Schindler and astronomer Will Grundy guide you through the story of Pluto from postulation to exploration.
Product Details ISBN: 9781625859792
ISBN-10: 1625859791
Publisher: History Press
Publication Date: March 12th, 2018
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Landmarks