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Clark 125th Anniversary | Beta Scorpii

June 17 @ 9:30 pm MST

Free

Join us for a Livestream celebration of the 125th anniversary of the historic Clark Refractor! The program runs from 9:30-10:15 pm PDT and includes:

Lowell Historian Kevin Schindler will discuss ways the Clark dome has been rotated through the years, including on pontoons in a trough of saltwater!

Lowell educators at the Clark Refractor will share live views of the star Beta Scorpii, the object that Dr. VM Slipher studied more than a century ago in proving the existence of interstellar gas.

Lowell Astronomer Dr. Kyler Kuehn will join Schindler to discuss the relevance of Slipher’s discoveries to modern-day research, particularly Kuehn’s work with the Dark Energy Survey and the Southern Stellar Stream Spectroscopic Survey.

Details

Date:
June 17
Time:
9:30 pm MST
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
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Organizer

Lowell Observatory (Virtual)
Phone:
9282682906
Email:
hcraig@lowell.edu

Venue

Lowell Observatory YouTube Channel
1400 W Mars Hill Rd
Flagstaff, 86001 United States
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Phone:
9287743358