The Lowell observatory, which was established in 1894, is one of the oldest astronomical observatories in the U.S., and was first designated a National historical landmark since 1965. It is home to several telescopes, including the Pluto Discovery Telescope, used by Clyde Tombaugh in 1930, to discover that small planet.
We’ll enjoy the Private Tour, a 45-minute guided walking tour designed to explore Lowell observatory’s past and present research efforts conducted at the historical campus. This tour includes a stop at the renowned 24” Clark Refracting Telescope, built in 1896 and still in use today; it was utilized in the 1960s, to create detailed maps of the moon that were used by Apollo astronauts in preparation for manned voyages to that distant destination.
Afterwards, we’ll leave the campus for a short break to enjoy a wonderful dinner at Northern Pines restaurant, then we will head back to the observatory, returning to the Clark Refracting Telescope for an awesome hands-on opportunity to gaze at the heavens through this famous instrument!
Tour Date: August 4, 2019
$ 155.00 per person
Reservation deadline: July 4, 2019
Pick up locations: Prescott, Prescott Valley, Forest Villa's, Camp Verde