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Clark 125th Anniversary | Celebrating Saturn

September 16, 2021

8:00 pm

Join us for a Livestream celebration of the 125th anniversary of the historic Clark Refractor! Starting at 8:00 pm PDT, Lowell Historian Kevin Schindler will discuss the evolution of the Clark Refractor’s tracking system, from an old clock drive to Rube Goldberg-like governor to modern stepper motors.

Lowell educators at the Clark Refractor will then share live views of the planet Jupiter, which Percival Lowell and EC Slipher studied more than a century ago.

Finally, Lowell Astronomer Dr. Amanda Bosh will join Schindler to discuss this historic research of Saturn and how it compares to her modern-day studies.

Venue Details

Lowell Observatory Youtube Channel