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Upcoming Happenings at Lowell Observatory

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Slipher Building Rotunda
Visitors enjoy observing at portable telescopes and touring the Observatory's Slipher Building Rotunda museum during a special evening event, 2006. Photo: Jeremy Perez

Sept. 3, 2006
(Sunday evening)

Labor Day Weekend Star Fest
(evening) – Lowell Observatory will celebrate the holiday weekend with a special Star Fest. This event will feature numerous telescopes set up for viewing throughout the Lowell campus and indoor exhibits and presentations. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 6, 2006
(Weds. evening)
Flagstaff Night (evening) – Flagstaff residents (must show valid drivers license or utility bill) pay only half price for entrance into the Observatory's evening programs. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

REU Student Talks Tomorrow

Tuesday, August 8, 2006

Ajay Limaye
Ajay Limaye, REU student working on Mars research at the USGS Astrogeology Research Program.

Everyone is invited to the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), student talks this coming Wednesday morning, August 9, starting at 9:00 a.m. in room 321, of the Physical Sciences Building at Northern Arizona University (NAU). Talks such as Potential Nested Craters on Mars, Spectroscopy of Kuniper Belt Objects, Irregular Galaxies using UV Photometry, and many more interesting subjects are on the agenda.

Ajay Limaye, a student working under Mentor, Ken Tanaka, at USGS, Branch of Astrogeology, will be presenting Leading Mars Science Lab to Layers: The Hunt for Aqueous Sedimentary Deposits. Ajay says," I'm doing this to get an idea of what it's like to jump into active planetary research." Ajay is currently a senior at UC-Berkeley majoring in Earth and Planetary Science.

Doughnuts and coffee will be served at 8:30. The talks are opened to the public.