History Series at Lowell Observatory
May 28, 2012 @ 12:00 am EDT
This year we celebrate Arizona’s centennial with a series of programs highlighting the unique contributions Lowell Observatory has made to the scientific heritage of the state. Tonight we celebrate the expedition that led to the Observatory’s founding on May 28, 1894. At 7 p.m. Lowell educator Steve DaCosta will present, Simply Call it Lowell Observatory: The 1894 Lowell Expedition to Arizona. Hear about Andrew Douglass’s adventures around the Arizona Territory and how he and Percival Lowell chose Flagstaff as the site for a new astronomical Observatory. In addition to this presentation, view breathtaking celestial objects through telescopes and enjoy exciting multimedia programs.