Lowell Observatory: Private Tour and Lecture
August 18, 2018 | $10 for private tour and lecture from 4:00-5:30 | additional activities and telescope viewing available afterward
Join us at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, AZ for an evening of astronomy. We will have a private tour where you'll be able to see the two telescopes that made history along with a lecture at from Joe Llama. View the 32 foot Clark Telescope that was a major part of the Apollo missions and see the telescope that discovered Pluto! This event is open to members of the Harvard Club of Phoenix and their guests.
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Private tour of the Clark Telescope and the Pluto Discovery Telescope.
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Joe Llama will speak about his research at Lowell Observatory.
About The Astronomer:
Joe LLama is an Assistant Astronomer at Lowell Observatory who's research interests focus on solar systems throughout our galaxy and their potential for habitability. His current projects include searching for exoplanetary magnetic fields and understanding the role these fields play in shielding a planet from the harmful radiation from their host star. He also studies how stellar activity can hinder our ability to detect the atmospheres of exoplanets.
To register for the 90-minute private tour and lecture please click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lowell-observatory-private-tour-and-lecture-tickets-48435977312
To join the Harvard Club of Phoenix click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/membership-harvard-club-of-phoenix-2018-2019-tickets-46183724764
After the conclusion of the lecture, guests are invited to join any of the public programs at their leisure for a discounted rate of $13 per person (paid directly at the observatory) which will include access to the following programs:
6 pm | Science Demonstrations | Hands-on science experiments discussing how research is conducted in space. Topics may vary. Program is held in the Visitor Center Lecture Hall, approximately 45 minutes in length.
6 pm & 8 pm | Stars and Galaxies | This program explores not only the vastness of space, but how stars and galaxies are formed. Find our place within the observable universe. Program is held in the Rotunda Museum, approximately 45 minutes in length.
7 pm | The Solar System | This program explores the Solar System in which we live. Program is held in the Rotunda Museum, approximately 45 minutes in length.
7 pm | Unmanned Space Exploration | Since the dawn of humanity, we have looked toward the stars; dreaming of exploring new worlds. Humans are now able to send robotic spacecraft, capable of surpassing the physical limitations of humans, to explore the unknown. From Sputnik to New Horizons, and beyond; these are the pioneers. Program is held in the Visitor Center Lecture Hall, approximately 45 minutes in length.
8:30 pm, 9 pm, and 9:30 pm | Constellation Tours | Outdoor program outlining constellations with a special green laser, learning the mythology behind them, and how to navigate the night sky. Meet in front of the Rotunda Museum for a 30 minute guided program. On cloudy nights or during bright moon, join us inside the Visitor Center Lecture Hall for an indoor version of the night sky and constellations.
~7:20 pm -10 pm| Evening Telescope Viewing | Viewing through the telescopes, including the recently refurbished historic Clark 24″ Refractor Telescope. View the planets, the moon, star clusters, and other deep space objects of the season, all with the assistance of our educators.
Telescope Viewing is offered nightly, weather permitting.
Learn more at: https://lowell.edu/visit/things-to-do/