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Lowell Observatory to Host First Lowell Star Party

Wednesday, May 28, 2003

June 5-8, 2003 Lowell Observatory will host its first-ever multi-day Lowell Star Party, where enthusiasts from around the country will gather for world-class telescope viewing and other adventures in astronomy. Evening viewing parties will be based at the Arizona Snowbowl ski resort, Highway 180 and Snowbowl Rd. During the day, star party participants can choose from a variety of activities including tours of Meteor Crater, the U.S. Naval Observatory, the new Shoemaker Astrogeology building at the U.S. Geological Survey, and Lowell Observatory's own Anderson Mesa research site. Attendees also may attend daytime scientific presentations in the Steele Visitor Center and the Rotunda Library at Lowell Observatory's historic campus, 1400 W. Mars Hill Rd.

More: Lowell Star Party Website - Schedule, visitor information, and registration

More: Press Release - Lowell Observatory to Host First Lowell Star Party

Link: Lowell Observatory - Home page

CCC Community Orchestra Performs 'The Planets'

Thursday, May 1, 2003

Coconino Community Orchestra will perform Gustav Holst's "The Planets" with multi-media show in association with the USGS. This performance will use programmatic music to describe the nature and character of the planets. Astrogeology Program Chief Wes Ward will provide narration. The free concert will be held May 8, 7:30PM at V. Phillip Tullar Commons on CCC's Lone Tree Campus (2800 S. Lone Tree Rd., Flagstaff).

More: CCC - Calendar of Events, Division of Arts & Sciences

More: Arizona Daily Sun - Calendar of Events