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Streaming | Clark 125th Anniversary | Beta Scorpii

06/17/2021 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Streaming | Clark 125th Anniversary | Beta Scorpii

Join us for a Livestream celebration of the 125th anniversary of the historic Clark Refractor! The program runs from 9:30-10:15 pm PDT and includes:

  • Lowell Historian Kevin Schindler will discuss ways the Clark dome has been rotated through the years, including on pontoons in a trough of saltwater!
  • Lowell educators at the Clark Refractor will share live views of the star Beta Scorpii, the object that Dr. VM Slipher studied more than a century ago in proving the existence of interstellar gas.
  • Lowell Astronomer Dr. Kyler Kuehn will join Schindler to discuss the relevance of Slipher’s discoveries to modern-day research, particularly Kuehn’s work with the Dark Energy Survey and the Southern Stellar Stream Spectroscopic Survey.

Find more on our YouTube channel!


9:30 pm - 10:30 pm