Tombaugh
biographical name Clyde William 1906-1997 American astronomer

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  • Tombaugh — Clyde William …   Scientists

  • Tombaugh — Tombaugh, Clyde William …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Tombaugh —   [ tɔmbɔː], Clyde William, amerikanischer Astronom, * Streator (Illinois) 4. 2. 1906, ✝ Las Cruces (New Mexiko) 17. 1. 1997; Assistent am Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff (Ariz.), ab 1965 Professor an der New Mexico State University; entdeckte… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Tombaugh — [täm′bô΄] Clyde William 1906 97; U.S. astronomer: discovered Pluto (1930) …   English World dictionary

  • Tombaugh — Clyde Tombaugh Clyde William Tombaugh (* 4. Februar 1906 in Streator, Illinois; † 17. Januar 1997 in Las Cruces, New Mexico) war ein US amerikanischer Astronom. Er ist der Entdecker des Zwergplaneten …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Tombaugh — noun United States astronomer who discovered the planet Pluto (1906 1997) • Syn: ↑Clyde Tombaugh, ↑Clyde William Tombaugh • Instance Hypernyms: ↑astronomer, ↑uranologist, ↑stargazer …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tombaugh — /tom baw/, n. Clyde William, 1906 97, U.S. astronomer: discovered the planet Pluto 1930. * * * …   Universalium

  • Tombaugh — Tom•baugh [[t]ˈtɒm bɔ[/t]] n. big Clyde William, 1906–97, U.S. astronomer: discovered the planet Pluto 1930 …   From formal English to slang

  • Tombaugh, Clyde William — ▪ 1998       American astronomer (b. Feb. 4, 1906, Streator, Ill. d. Jan. 17, 1997, Las Cruces, N.M.), discovered the planet Pluto, the ninth planet in the solar system and the only one found in the 20th century. Tombaugh was 24 years of age when …   Universalium

  • Tombaugh , Clyde William — (1906–1997) American astronomer Tombaugh came from a poor farming background in Streator, Illinois; although he never went to college he managed to teach himself enough of the basic observational skills to be taken on by the Lowell Observatory in …   Scientists

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