Lowell is pleased to announce the following programming change, effective March 1:
Daytime guided activities:
*Tours - we are reducing the number of tours to 2 per day, given at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. We’ve rewritten the tours to better represent our organizational identity, specifically discussing more current research. Each tour is broken up into 2 parts, with the “standard” tour lasting 1 hour and stopping in the SVC, Clark dome and Rotunda. An behind-the-scenes “extended” tour will last another 30 minutes and go to the west part of our campus, past both modern and historic buildings.
*Solar viewing – we will now offer solar viewing for an entire hour, from noon-1 p.m.
In addition to regular telescope viewing through the Clark/McAllister/portable telescopes and regular indoor programming, we are adding the following:
*Portable planetarium shows – we will set the planetarium up in either the Rotunda Museum (during poor weather) or on the Rotunda patio (during good weather).
*Live astrovideo – We now have a video CCD camera known as a Mallincam that will allow us to point a portable telescope at various astronomical objects and project the image on a monitor or screen, thus allowing ...