Lowell Observatory To Celebrate Re-Opening Of Pluto Telescope

Published: Friday, March 9, 2018 - 3:00pm
Updated: Friday, March 9, 2018 - 3:03pm
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Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff.

On Saturday, Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff will celebrate the grand re-opening of the telescope Clyde Tombaugh used to discover Pluto nearly 90 years ago.

Workers had been fixing the telescope up for about a year, at a cost of around $155,000.

Here to talk about this is Peter Rosenthal. He's the archival restoration specialist at Lowell Observatory, and worked on the project.

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