for the stars this holiday season
by Cliff Oscher
As the holiday
season approaches, many of us are searching for that unique,
unusual and interesting gift for children and adults alike.
If you’re looking
for a fun present that also has educational value - and helps
support one of Arizona’s most beloved institutions, The Lowell
Observatory - a membership to the Friends of Lowell Observatory
is a terrific gift for children, grandchildren and adults.
For more than 107
years, Lowell Observatory has been at the edge of discovery
and exploration. The discovery of Pluto and evidence of an
expanding universe are just two important achievements of
Lowell astronomers. Just last summer, Lowell astronomers discovered
one of the largest Near Earth Objects (NEO’s) or killer asteroids
found to date.
at $50 per year. Members receive regular updates from Lowell
Observatory through a quarterly magazine and a monthly email
newsletter packed with terrific information about space, science
and astronomy. In addition, members receive free admission
to Lowell Observatory and more than 300 ASTC member science
institutions around the world.
As one of the largest
privately operated non-profit astronomical research institutions
in the world, Lowell Observatory is in the unique position
of being an active research institution that also offers an
excellent, and accessible, education program. Each year, tens
of thousands of visitors and students take part in Lowell’s
diverse education programs, both at the Steele Visitor Center
on Mars Hill in Flagstaff, and through Lowell’s outreach program,
Reach for the Stars.
Your child can
be on the cutting edge of discovery right along with Lowell
astronomers. Plant the seed of discovery, learning and knowledge
in a young person’s mind by giving a membership in the Friends
of Lowell Observatory as a holiday gift.
Call (928) 774-3358
ext. 211 for more information or go online (www.lowell.edu)