Lowell’s Lunar Legacy

Event Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Lowell’s Lunar Legacy gallery
Event Description: 

From 1961 through 1969, scientists and artists worked together at Lowell Observatory to create detailed maps of the lunar surface. At the same time, astronauts traveled to northern Arizona to learn geology techniques and methods. One of their destinations was Lowell Observatory, where they studied how lunar features were depicted on the maps. Several of these future Moon explorers then viewed the Moon directly through the observatory’s historic 24-inch Clark Telescope.

An exhibit highlighting these important contributions is now on display in Lowell Observatory’s Putnam Collection Center and will run through the end of 2019, in coordination with Flagstaff’s Lunar Legacy Celebration.

Event Type: 
Exhibit
Open to the General Public?: 
Yes
Topic: 
Apollo 50th Anniversaries,  Earth's Moon
Mission: 
Apollo 11,  Apollo Program
Event Location: 

Lowell Observatory

1400 West Mars Hill Road
FlagstaffArizona 86001
United States