Lowell Observatory holds a huge place in the history of astronomy. Lowell astronomers discovered Pluto, collected the first evidence of the expanding Universe, and measured the motions and properties of stars, among many other achievements. The staff of this active observatory continue to do research in all areas of astronomy and share their discoveries around the globe. We are scheduled to enjoy a 45 minute private tour of the facility and observe past, as well as, current research going on at the historical campus. We will take a break from our daytime visit for dinner at Black Bart’s Steakhouse (provided by Master’s Touch) before returning to the observatory for the evening. During this session, we will have the opportunity to view outer space through the famous 24-inch Clark telescope which has just been completely renovated. This telescope was used to create the intricate maps of the moon used by the Apollo astronauts. What a fascinating tour for anyone interested in the far reaches of the universe!
Tour includes all the above mentioned events, dinner at Black Bart's Steakhouse, transportation, and bottled water on the coach.
$150 per person
Tour date: August 5, 2018
Reservation deadline: 7/7/2018