“Foundling Of Percival Lowell”: The Saga of Naming Pluto
Clyde Tombaugh, Herbert Turner, Lowell Observatory, Oxford University, Pluto, Venetia Burney Phair
Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage
Two motion pictures present conflicting accounts of how Pluto got its name. For the first time, letters and telegrams are presented that argue for the less-frequently cited version. Published accounts of naming Pluto are compared with the recollections of colleagues who knew Clyde Tombaugh, the last-living person involved in the naming process, with whom the subject was discussed.
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Original Publication Date
UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa
Hockey, Thomas, "“Foundling Of Percival Lowell”: The Saga of Naming Pluto" (2020). Faculty Publications. 368.