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June 30 at Meteor Crater and Lowell Observatory

ASTEROID DAY

BIG IMPACT EVENT

A Celebration at Lowell Observatory and Meteor Crater

Meteor Crater and Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, set the stage for a fantastic Asteroid Day celebration. Flagstaff’s “Big Impact Event” will highlight the Meteor Crater, formed 50,000 years ago, representing the best preserved meteor impact site in the world.

 

Meteor Crater is 700 feet deep, more than an astronomical 4,000 feet across, and 2.4 miles in circumference.

 

Lowell Observatory, a 128-year-old astronomical observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, studies near-earth asteroids and has discovered roughly 30,000 asteroids and about 40 comets in our solar system.

 

This a one-day public event will center around asteroids and their impact on Earth and include scientific programs, tours of both facilities, food trucks, local beer, science demonstrations, and night-sky telescope viewing.

Full Schedule Events Coming Soon!

Meteor Crater will host daytime events from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m PDT, and Lowell Observatory will host evening activities from 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. PDT. Programs will address aspects of asteroids—what they are, how scientists look for them, and the nature of impacts on Earth.

Contact

Contact

Asteroid Day Big Impact Event
Friday, June 30 |

11am - 5pm @ Meteor Crater

5pm -11pm @ Lowell Observatory

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