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February 27 Free
@ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Coconino Astronomical Society: Walking Tour of Optical History – Artifacts and Anecdotes from the Astronomical Lyceum
Our forefathers in optics allowed a revolutionary ascendancy of American astronomy in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
The Astronomical Lyceum in New Mexico, originally built in 1936 as a theater and gymnasium, now houses a collection of telescopes, optics, archives, and literature from this ascendancy. The presentation will include unusual items, large and small, created by some of the America’s greatest early optical artists, including Henry and Harry Fitz, Alvan Clark and Sons, Carl and Robert Lundin, John A. Brashear, George Willis Ritchey, and the pioneer of astronomical spectroscopy and photography, Lewis Morris Rutherfurd.
Until further notice we are doing all meetings and events online using Skype.
A Skype link is being included with the email notice sent out for the meeting. Instructions for using Skype can be found here: Skype Online Meetings Instructions.. The same link is being used for all meetings until further notice.