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

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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".

Atop a mesa one mile west of downtown Flagstaff, Arizona, sits Lowell Observatory, an astronomical research facility steeped in tradition. Percival Lowell, scion of a Boston Brahmin family, initially established his observatory in 1894 to study the possibility of intelligent life on Mars. Lowell widely popularized his controversial theories, sparking debate among both the scientific community and lay public. In the following years, the observatory's astronomers made several discoveries that dramatically altered our understanding of space, including Clyde Tombaugh's discovery of Pluto in 1930 and V.M. Slipher's detection of the expanding nature of the universe in 1912. Decades later, Apollo astronauts visited it as part of their training to fly to the moon. These stories and others offer a glimpse of the scientific discovery, community pride, and personal triumph that define Lowell Observatory.

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Scheduled events:
Orbital Perspectives
Panelists 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

Book:
Lowell Observatory ( Images of America )
History / Biography
Arcadia Publishing
February 2016
ISBN 9781467134170
Paperback, 128 pages
$21.99, INSTORE
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