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Lowell42 | Examining a Genius: The Triumph and Tragedy of Robert Burnham, Jr.

August 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

Lowell42 | Examining a Genius: The Triumph and Tragedy of Robert Burnham, Jr.

Robert Burnham, Jr. compiled one of the most popular astronomy books ever—the three-volume observing bible, Burnham’s Celestial Handbook—while working at Lowell Observatory in the mid-20th century. Yet Burnham was enigmatic and tragic in many ways.
Lowell Observatory Historian Kevin Schindler will host a panel discussion that explores Burnham, what drove him, and the personality of a genius.
Flagstaff Mayor Paul Deasy will also be there to issue an official proclamation designating August 13 as Robert Burnham Jr. Day!
Panelists include:
  • Journalist Tony Ortega, who in 1998 wrote the defining account of Burnham’s life
  • Donna Courtney, Burnham’s niece and only surviving relative
  • Dr. William Sheehan, astronomy historian and retired psychiatrist
  • Brian Skiff, renowned sky expert who has worked for nearly 40 years at Lowell Observatory
If you can’t make it in person, tune in on our YouTube channel!
https://youtu.be/9TW4DntK0Ks

Details

Date:
August 13
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://youtu.be/9TW4DntK0Ks

Venue

Lowell Observatory, Giclas Lecture Hall
1400 W Mars Hill Rd
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Phone:
9287443358