Campaign to Restore Lowell Observatory’s Alvan Clark Refractor

Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona is running a campaign to restore the 117-year, old, 24-inch, refracting Alvan Clark Telescope on Mars Hill. The Clark Telescope of course was the scope use by Percival Lowell to study Mars. It also helped found the theory of the expanding Universe and map the moon for Apollo 11. The Clark is the observatory’s primary education tool, and over a million people have looked through it.

The LA Times reported on the campaign:
www.latimes.com/news/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-lowell-observatory-indiegogo-crowdsourcing-20130320,0,3576001.story

and Sky & Telescope published an article that members may have seen:
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/news/Restoring-the-Clark-Telescope-197706371.html

More information about the campaign is online here:
www.indiegogo.com/projects/restore-the-clark

Please consider supporting the campaign, which ends May 12.

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