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SpiderX22
12-31-2008, 02:33 AM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile18728/Lowell-Observatory.htm>Lowell Observatory</a></b><br><br>Lowell Observatory is an astronomical observatory near Flagstaff, Arizona. It was founded in 1894 by astronomer Percival Lowell.<br />
The observatory operates several telescopes at two locations in Flagstaff. The main facility, located on Mars Hill just west of downtown Flagstaff, houses the original 24-inch (.61-metre) Clark Refracting Telescope.<br />
The telescope is listed as a US national historic landmark. Also located on the Mars Hill campus is the 0.33-metre Pluto Discovery Telescope, used by Clyde Tombaugh in 1930 to discover the planet Pluto.<br />
Anderson Mesa<br />
The second observation site, atop Anderson Mesa, houses four telescopes, including a 1.8-metre Perkins telescope that it shares with Boston University, the 1.1-metre Hall Telescope and the Navy Prototype Optical Interferometer (NPOI).<br />
The still to be built Discovery Channel Telescope will be located at a site known as Happy Jack. <br /><br /><img src=http://www.gearthhacks.com/showimage.php?image=new/080505/987571Lowell.jpg>

SpiderX22
12-31-2008, 02:33 AM
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