The arrival of the New Horizons probe at Pluto has a special significance to us here in Las Cruces. Clyde Tombaugh, who discovered the now dwarf planet in 1930 settled here in 1955 and taught at New Mexico State University until 1973. He founded the Astronomical Society of Las Cruces of which I am a member. When I first arrived here 2 years ago I remember seeing his name everywhere. He was certainly an icon here. There are Clyde Tombaugh elementary schools, streets, and local observatories bearing his name. Since then many people have shared moments they have had with him here as students, friends and colleagues. Ironic that we decided to move to the town where the only American astronomer credited with discovering a planet made his mark! So far the images of Pluto certainly look like a planet.