The Far End of the Journey: Lowell Observatory's 24" Clark Telescope


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  • Lowell Observatory's Clark Telescope is one of the most storied telescopes in the world. Commissioned in 1896 by Percival Lowell for his controversial studies of Mars, the telescope served as V.M. Slipher's workhorse in obtaining early evidence of the expanding nature of the universe. In the 1960s, artists and scientists used the Clark to create detailed lunar maps in anticipation of the Apollo missions to the moon. This coffee table book covers the significant and charming history of this telescope, from its quirky construction and this legacy of groundbreaking research, to famous visitors and educational programs by the likes of Walt Disney Productions, Carl Sagan, and Bill Nye the Science Guy. The final chapter covers the telescope's recent breathtaking renovation.

    Author: Kevin Schindler
    Foreword: David DeVorkin
    Afterword: William Lowell Putnam IV
    Contributors: Peter Rosenthal
    Hardcover: 141 pages
    Publisher: Lowell Observatory; 1st edition (2016)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0692549188
    ISBN-13: 978-0692549186
    Product Dimensions: 15.1 x 11.1 x 2 inches