In Honor of the historic Pluto fly by and several prominent Unitarian Universalists who have been a part of our investigation and exploration of space.  Click on the images below to open links where you can learn more about each individual.  The illustrations for this post are all original artwork by Ralph Yeager Roberts.


First we have Clyde Tombaugh a Unitarian who at 24 while working as an assistant at the Lowell Observatory in Arizona (Named after another well known Unitarian) discovered the dwarf planet pluto.

Maria mitchel telescopeMitchell the first American woman to work as a professional astronomer and first woman accepted into the American Academy of the Arts and Sciences.

columbiaLaurel Blair Salton Clark, a Unitarian Universalist who tragically died in the reentry disaster of the space shuttle Columbia.


An active Unitarian Universalist still, Nancy Roman has been called “Mother of Hubble” for her role in planning the Hubble Space Telescope.  She is also one of the first female execs at NASA and there is a NASA fellowship named after her.


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