Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff
The bottom of the 24-inch Clark Telescope--the one in which Percival Lowell made observations of Mars.
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|The upper section of the Clark Telescope.|| |
|The Clark Telescope dome.|| |
|A 42-inch telescope on display.|| |
|A 500 lb meteorite found in Diablo Canyon. || |
|Percival Lowell's mausoleum.|| |
|The mausoleum is not far from the Clark dome.|| |
|The particulars of Lowell's life.|| |
The front of the mausoleum.
Lowell's writings on the left side of the mausoleum.
Lowell's writings on the right side of the mausoleum.
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A working dome telescope at the observatory.
|A wood-cut of Percival Lowell pointing the way to the Pluto Walk. || |
|The Pluto Walk--showing the relative distances of the planets of the solar system if they were miniaturized and laid out along this sidewalk.|| |
|The dome where Clyde Tombaugh discovered the planet (sub-planet?) Pluto in 1930.|| |
|The entrance to the Lowell Observatory on Mars Hill.|| |
The Lowell Observatory has been around for a long tme.
|Attempts have been made to decorate two water tanks that are seen along the Pluto Walk.|| |
|The other decorated water tank|| |
|The old water tank--located near the McAllister Dome and Telescope.|| |
|The Lowell Sundial--given to him on his 50th birthday in 1905 by the observatory employees; the gnomon points directly to the North Star at night.|| |
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|The view of Flagstaff as seen from Mars Hill. || |
|The path to the John Vickers McAllister Public Observatory. || |
The McAllister Dome.
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