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Lowell Observatory 125th Anniversary Celebration

June 6, 2019 - June 8, 2019

May 28, 2019 marks 125 years since Percival Lowell stepped off the train in Flagstaff to establish Lowell Observatory. We have been delighted to present the awe and wonder of the night sky to the public ever since. Come celebrate with us under the dark skies of Mars Hill on June 6-8.

Events:
Thursday, June 6th

Proclamations | 5:30pm

125th Anniversary Walking Tour | 6:00 – 7:30pm
Take a walk through Lowell Observatory’s 125 years of research and look toward the future on this 1.5 hour guided tour.

125th Anniversary Talk | 7:00 – 8:00pm
Lowell Observatory Astronomers have been on the forefront of scientific research for 125 years. Explore the discoveries of the past and the wonders of the future in this 45-minute talk.

Friday, June 7th
Lunar Legacy Tour | 10:15 – 11:15am
Hear the story behind the Moon mapping that occurred at Lowell in preparation for the first Apollo mission. Tour begins in the Visitor Center Giclas Lecture Hall.

125th Anniversary Tour: Kids Edition | 12:00 – 1:00pm
Learn about Mars and the Clark Telescope.

Spectroscopy | 1:00 – 2:00pm

125th Anniversary Tour: Kids Edition | 2:00 – 3:00pm
The Grand Adventure of Finding Pluto.

Moon Viewing | 5:00 – 10:00pm

125th Anniversary Walking Tour | 6:00 – 7:30pm
Take a walk through Lowell Observatory’s 125 years of research and look toward the future on this 1.5 hour guided tour.

125th Anniversary Panel Discussion | 7:00 – 8:00pm
Lowell’s past, present, and future

Saturday, June 8th
Junior Astronomer: 125th Anniversary Edition | All day

Self Guided Stations/Treasure Hunt | 10:00am – 7:00pm

125th Anniversary Tour: Kids Edition | 12:00 – 1:00pm
Learn about Mars and the Clark Telescope.

Spectroscopy | 1:00 – 2:00pm

125th Anniversary Tour: Kids Edition | 2:00 – 3:00pm
The Grand Adventure of Finding Pluto.

Moon Viewing | 5:00 – 10:00pm

125th Anniversary Walking Tour | 6:00 – 7:30pm
Take a walk through Lowell Observatory’s 125 years of research and look toward the future on this 1.5 hour guided tour.

Carl Lampland, Pioneer Infrared Astronomer | 7:00 – 8:00pm
Join us for a special talk by Dr. Joseph Marcus. At his death in 1916, Percival Lowell left behind a trio of astronomers – Vesto M. Slipher, Earl C. Slipher, and Carl. O. Lampland – to carry forth his research legacy into the mid-20th century. In 1920, Lampland joined forces with the pioneering infrared physicist, William W. Coblentz, to adapt Coblentz’s stellar radiometers to the 40-inch reflector at Lowell Observatory.

Cost: No reservation required. Unless noted otherwise, regular admission fees apply for special event

Details

Start:
June 6, 2019
End:
June 8, 2019
Event Category:

Organizer

Heather Craig
Phone:
928-268-2906
Email:
hcraig@lowell.edu

Venue

Lowell Observatory
1400 West Mars Hill Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Phone:
928-233-3211
Website:
http://www.lowell.edu/visit_events.php