Today in 1930, Pluto was Discovered at Lowell Observatory!

The Pluto discovery telescope at Lowell Observatory. Basically a giant camera that exposed glass plates. Clyde Tombaugh used this telescope, and a blink comparator to examine the plates, to make the discovery of Pluto in 1930.
The Pluto discovery telescope at Lowell Observatory. Basically a giant camera that exposed glass plates. Clyde Tombaugh used this telescope, and a blink comparator to examine the plates, to make the discovery of Pluto in 1930.

Today, February 18th, in 1930, Clyde Tombaugh working at the Lowell Observatory made the discovery of Pluto while examining two photographic plates takes just a few weeks before using a blink comparator. To celebrate this discovery, AstroBox has made a donation of $110 to the Lowell Observatory – $1 for each Pluto AstroBox and Pluto Globe sold!

Pluto in false color with Charon composited in. From NASA/New Horizons  Order your New Horizons AstroBox before it's too late! Will make an awesome gift for the space geek in your life. Fall boxes sold out, so don't delay! #AstroBox #nasa #newhorizons #pluto #planet #space #geek #spacegeek #stillaplanet #notaplanet #geekgifts
Pluto in false color with Charon composited in. From NASA/New Horizons.

In addition to being home to two very historic telescopes, Lowell Observatory provides extensive public education and astronomy outreach to their visitors. AstroBox is proud to help support their education and historic preservation activities. If you would like to make your own contribution, please visit the Lowell Observatory donation page and add to our total!

Didn't get what you wanted this Christmas? Looking to explore new frontiers and upen your imagination? New Horizons AstroBoxes are available and ready to ship! Join the adventure discovering Pluto, the NASA New Horizons mission, and don't miss these exclusive products! Over 75% sold, and once they are gone, they are gone for good! $1 of every box sold goes to support @lowellobservatory where Pluto was discovered, and the restoration of the Pluto discovery telescope! http://AstroBox.rocks #STEM #discovery #science #nerd #spacegeek #geek #pluto #nasa #exploration #ifuckinglovescience #imagine #planets #universe #instaspace #cool #fun #spaceart
The contents of our New Horizons/Pluto AstroBox. Limited quantities are still available!

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