University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Save the date for 2018!

March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Kevin Schindler

Kevin Schindler is a historian and writer who has called Flagstaff home since 1995. He has written more than 400 magazine and newspaper articles on a variety of subjects, particularly science, local history, and baseball. He is the author of three books, including, "Lowell Observatory".

American businessman, Orientalist, and author Percival Lowell believed intelligent life existed on Mars and in 1895 commissioned the Alvan Clark & Sons firm to build a 24-inch telescope so he could confirm that life. While Lowell failed to prove the existence of life on Mars, the telescope he acquired was one of the finest of its kind ever built and a key player for decades in the study of the cosmos. Of equal interest to this record of research is the cultural impact of this venerated instrument and its role in generating awareness of the wonders of the universe. With ties to the likes of Carl Sagan, Bill Nye, and Leonard Nimoy, the Clark Telescope transcends the ivory-covered walls of science, standing as a testament to knowledge, imagination, and dedication to craft.

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Scheduled events:
Orbital Perspectives
Ron Garan, Kevin Schindler and Melissa Sevigny discuss their views on earth, space and the great beyond based on their different experiences in space.

Science City - Main Stage (Seats 155)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Signing Area - Flandrau BookStore (Science City) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Ron Garan, Kevin Schindler, Melissa Sevigny
Moderator: Chris Impey

Lowell Observatory ( Images of America )
History / Biography
Arcadia Publishing
February 2016
ISBN 9781467134170
Paperback, 128 pages
$21.99, INSTOCK
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Atop a mesa one mile west of downtown Flagstaff, Arizona, sits Lowell Observatory, an astronomical research facility steeped in tradition. More/less

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