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)
Product Dimensions: 15.1 x 11.1 x 2 inches