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Peek at the Week: February 18th – February 22nd

  • Posted by: Nathaniel Haeberle-gosweiler
  • Posted Date: February 18, 2019
  • Filed Under: Library News


This week in the library

Monday

VITAL: Food For Thought, Room 206, 11:30a – 12:45p

GlobalSmackDown, Speakers’ Corner, 2:00 – 2:23p

The Learners’ Studio, Room 301, 4:00p – 9:00p

Digital Humanities, Room 214, 4:30p – 7:00p

Tuesday

The Center for Peace and Justice Education Faculty Lunch Series, Room 205, 11:00a – 1:30p

The Learners’ Studio, Room 301, 11:30a – 2:30p & 4:00p – 9:00p

VITAL: Food For Thought, Room 206, 11:30a – 12:45p

Africana Studies: Tuesday Talk with Rory Kramer, Speakers’ Corner, 4:30p – 6:00p

Wednesday

CASA Restorative Conference, Room 206, 10:30a – 12:30p

The Learners’ Studio, Room 301, 4:00p – 9:00p

Global Interdisciplinary Studies: Jazz – The Classical Music of Globalization, Room 205, 4:30p – 6:30p

Thursday

Bachelor/Master Information Session for Advisors, Room 205, 12:00p – 1:30p

The Learners’ Studio, Room 301, 4:00p – 9:00p

Negotiating Your Next Salary with Dr. Cheryl Carleton, Room 205, 5:00p – 6:00p

Lit Fest: Lauren Grodstein, Speakers’ Corner, 7:00p – 9:00p

Friday

Research Deans Meeting, Room 205, 12:00p – 1:00p

Unitas Weekend Planning Meeting, Room 206, 2:45p – 3:45p; Room 214, 2:45p – 3:45p

Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club, Speakers’ Corner, 2:30p – 4:30p


This Day in History

This new weekly content is provided by Brandon Boyer, a senior student worker in the Communication and Marketing Department in Falvey Memorial Library.

February 18, 1930- Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto

 Clyde Tombaugh, born February 4, 1906, first became interested in astronomy after looking through his uncle’s telescope. After high school, Tombaugh built his own telescope in 1925 which he used to observe Mars and Jupiter. After sending sketches to the Lowell Observatory in Arizona, he received a job offer and was assigned to locate a ninth planet.

On February 18, 1930, as Tombaugh was photographing the sky, he discovered an object. That March, Lowell Observatory announced this object as the new planet, Pluto.

After making the discovery, Tombaugh went on to attend the University of Kansas. He would continue to make observations throughout his career and became a professor, teaching at Arizona State College, the University of California at Los Angeles, and New Mexico State University before passing away in 1997 at the age of ninety.

In 2006, Pluto was reclassified as a dwarf planet.

 

Source:

Clyde Tombaugh. (2019). In Encyclopedia Britannica online. Retrieved from https://www.britannica.com/biography/Clyde-Tombaugh


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