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Lowell Observatory

It was such a pretty “campus.”

This interesting sculptural item is the skeleton of an old telescope. The mirror was broken when the telescope was moved, and instead of scrapping the skeleton, they used it as a piece of teachable art. I like things like that.
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Tree died? No worries. Turn it into another piece of art. 🙂
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There are several domes scattered around the campus. Each dome has its own history and story.
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This one happens to be Percival Lowell’s Mausoleum. If you are thinking that it looks rather 1920’s in style, you would be right.
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The inside of one of the domes has been turned into a great little auditorium/exhibit room.
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This is the observatory where the plates were made that finally helped identify “Planet X” or, as we now know it, “The Dwarf Planet Pluto.”
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And this horrible picture shows the actual camera/telescope that was used to do so.
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Really, Lowell is small, but adorable and very worth the trip if you enjoy astronomy and listen to the tour.

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