Astronomy Outreach

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Lowell Observatory

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Operate astronomy-grade laser pointers; set up and operate portable telescopes. Point out constellations, stars, planets and other objects visible to the naked eye, and describe mythology and science of the night sky to visitors.

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About Lowell Observatory

Location:

1400 W MARS HILL RD, FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86001, US

Mission Statement

"To pursue the study of astronomy...to maintain quality public education and outreach programs to bring the results of astronomical research to the general public."

Description

Lowell Observatory was founded in 1894 by Harvard-trained mathematician Percival Lowell. Since that time, the Observatory's research has resulted in exciting achievements including the discovery of Pluto and the first evidence of the expanding nature of the universe. Our staff continues this commitment to research and outreach today. About 80,000 visitors annually learn about astronomy and history through tours, telescope viewing, special events and exhibits.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1400 W. Mars Hill RoadFlagstaff, AZ 86001

(35.20253,-111.66448)
 

SKILLS

  • History
  • People Skills
  • Astronomy

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • One four-hour shift per week
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    Must have reliable transportation; should have good physical mobility for walking, bend

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