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Mars Hill Quick Report: June 6-12

Introducing the Mars Hill Quick Report, a bite-size weekly news update from Lowell Observatory! Each week, we’ll give you the short version of upcoming events at Lowell and beyond, plus a little dash of history.


News

☆ New Star Stuff Episode: Inspiring STEM in Future Generations airing 06/07

In this episode of Star Stuff, Cody Half-Moon and Hailey Osborn sit down with speaker, writer, consultant, and teacher Alaina G. Levine to discuss how she inspires STEM in future generations, including career planning for those interested in Astronomy/Planetary Sciences, how to develop a career in these fields, and her experience in motivating future generations to pursue STEM fields.

You can listen to Star Stuff wherever you get your podcasts, including Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and more!


☆ Zodiac Solstice Event planned for 06/21

Join us on the Summer Solstice for an ethereal night of dance, acrobatic, stunt, and circus performances set under the dark skies at Lowell Observatory. At this narrative-driven variety show, audience members will revel with dancers, acrobats, stuntmen, and more as they tell the colorful stories of the Zodiac through performance art. All tickets include evening stargazing from 8:00pm to 9:00pm.

VIP ticket-holders will enjoy long-exposure night sky portraits with the cosmos as a backdrop, private deep-sky imaging with a Stellina telescope, and front-row seating for performances. 

Zodiac Solstice Event

Hooray!

This Week in History

☆ June 8, 1625: Giovanni Cassini born

Italian mathematician, astronomer and engineer Giovanni Domenico Cassini was born in the town of Perinaldo, located in the former Republic of Genova. Cassini is best known for his work in the fields of astronomy and engineering, having discovered four satellites of the planet Saturn and noted the division of the rings of Saturn. The Cassini Division in Saturn’s rings and the Cassini spacecraft, a probe that studied the planet and stayed in its orbit from 2004 to 2017, were named in his honor.

A portrait of Giovanni Cassini | WikiMedia Commons

Upcoming Community Outreach Events

Flagstaff Family Food Center Outreach

Wednesday 6/8 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM; Flagstaff Family Food Center

Did you know we visit the Flagstaff Family Food Center every Wednesday from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM? Each week we will have a science lesson and activity for kids. This week, they will be learning about the Sun and creating their very own sundials! See you at 4pm!

Movies on the Square

Saturday 6/11 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM; Heritage Square

Come find us at Movies on the Square this Saturday from 4-8pm! We’ll have science demos, solar telescope viewing, UV bead bracelet-making, Trivia, Alka-Seltzer rockets, Starry Night sensory bags, and DIY telescopes. See you there!

Upcoming Events at Lowell