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March 13 is celebrated in Illinois as Pluto Day because the dwarf planet of Pluto was discovered by an Illinoisan and famous American astronomer Clyde William Tombaugh (1906-1997) on March 13, 1930. This year it’s an anniversary — 80 years since the discovery of Pluto.

This interview with Dr. Tombaugh, courtesy of Heritage West digital collection, was recorded at the New Mexico State University in 1987. In the interview, Tombaugh discusses his early life, employment at the Lowell Observatory, his discovery of Pluto, and employment at the White Sands Missile Range and New Mexico State University.

audioTo listen to the interview, please click here (side A) and here (side B).

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Last Saturday, March 14th, the world marked 130th anniversary of Albert Einstein (1879-1955), the most renown physicist in the world, author of the theory of relativity, and a Nobel prize winner.

On the photograph below, Albert Einstein is pictured during his first appearance at a U.S. scientific association, when he discussed Atomic Theory at the 1934 American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA.

Albert Einstein Visits Pittsburgh, 1934

Albert Einstein Visits Pittsburgh, 1934

Albert Einstein Visits Pittsburgh, 1934. Courtesy of Historic Pittsburgh Image Collections, University of Pittsburgh Archives. More information about collection from Opening History aggregation.

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