Lowell Observatory aims to raise funds for historic telescope upkeep

03/14/2013 | Space.com

The Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Ariz., is hoping a two-month crowd-funding effort will raise enough funds to help restore the Clark Telescope, first built in 1896 and now designated as a National Historic Landmark. Officials are looking to raise at least $256,718 to help with maintenance. In its heyday, the refracting telescope was used to study the moon, Mars and observe the cosmos.

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