Historians, gather ’round! In this episode of Star Stuff, Cody Half-Moon, Kevin Schindler, and Madi Mooney sit down with Alden Tombaugh and discuss his father, Clyde Tombaugh, and what it was like being the son of the man who discovered Pluto. We talk about his father’s early life, crow puns, Clyde’s favorite planet (spoilers: it wasn’t Pluto!), and why Alden pursued a career outside of astronomy.
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