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National Guards Commends Astrogeology Program

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

This morning, Colonel James E. Grayson, Jr., Commander of the 153rd Field Artillery Brigade, presented the USGS Astrogeology Research Program with an Award for Excellence coin and a certificate recognizing the Program as a Patriotic Employer for contributing to to national security and protecting liberty and freedom by supporting USGS employee and Guardsman Lieutenant Colonel Tim Titus's participation in America's National Guard and Reserve Force.

Link: Timothy N. Titus, Space Scientist - Tim's USGS professional page

Link: Arizona Army National Guard - home page

Lowell and Discovery Channel to Build New Telescope

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

On October 15, in a Mars Hill press conference, an agreement between the Observatory and Discovery Communications, Inc. (DCI) to build a major new $30 million telescope near Happy Jack in Northern Arizona was announced. The Discovery Channel Telescope (DCT) is to be a modern, 4-meter-class telescope with a uniquely wide field-of-view and uncommon versatility. This telescope will have about five-and-a-half times the light gathering capacity of the Perkins Telescope, which has been Lowell’s main research telescope for the past four decades.

More: Lowell Observatory Press Release - Lowell Observatory and Discovery Communications, Inc., Announce Partnership to Build Innovative Telescope Technology

More: The Lowell Observer - Fall 2003 Newsletter

More: Arizona Daily Sun - The specs:five years,70 tons,14-footmirror

More: Arizona Daily Sun - New era of discovery at Lowell