Speaker: Kevin Schindler
Topic: Discovery at Lowell: The Past, Present, and Future of Lowell Observatory
Lowell Observatory has been called America’s observatory because of its heritage of both scientific research and public outreach. In this program, Kevin Schindler will look at some of the observatory’s highlights from the past, explore current research projects, and give an update on the expansion of its visitor experience.
Kevin Schindler is the Historian and Public Information Officer at Lowell Observatory, where he has worked for 27 years. He has written seven books and more than 500 magazine and newspaper articles on subjects ranging from astronomy to baseball, and contributes a bi-weekly astronomy column, “View from Mars Hill”, to the Arizona Daily Sun newspaper. Fun fact: Schindler has both a fossil crab and an asteroid named after him.