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SORCE Fieldtrip & Science Dinner

Thursday, Sept. 15

Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, AZ

Lowell ObservatoryOur trip to the Lowell Observatory will begin when we board a private coach to take us to Flagstaff – a beautiful 45-minute ride through the spectacular Oak Creek Canyon. At the Lowell Observatory we will tour the facility and learn about their research contributions as one of the major astronomical research facilities in the U.S. Using ground-base, airborne, and space-based telescopes, Lowell Observatory plays an important role in the advancement of astronomy and our knowledge of the solar system and beyond. Lowell Observatory currently has four research telescopes at this site, and they are building a 4-meter class research telescope, the Discovery Channel Telescope ($50M), due to be unveiled late Fall 2011.

Following our tour, we will enjoy a delicious dinner catered by The Cottage Place, a favorite local Flagstaff restaurant. We will complete our day by taking advantage of the onsite telescopes to view the evening sky.

Lowell Inside

Tickets: $50.  Reservations are required. Please sign up and pay for this event on the Registration Form. Everyone is encouraged to attend and guests are welcome. Ticket price include transportation, Observatory admission, and dinner.

This promises to be a very special Fieldtrip and SORCE Science Dinner!

Please join us!