The pen was once the analog astronomer's greatest tool. Donate $5 and receive a Lowell Observatory pen, with which you can sketch the heavens.
Are you stuck on the Clark Telescope? Donate $10 and you can stick the Clark to your fridge.
Can't make it to Flagstaff to visit the Clark? Donate $25 and we'll send the Clark to you! This poster, as seen in our introductory video, highlights the dome interior, the telescope, and its quirky features such as the frying-pan lens cap on the "12 finder telescope.
Did you know that the Clark Telescope has been seen on TV many times, on everything from iconic science programs to top-rated sitcoms? Donate $25 and we'll send a poster featuring the Clark during nighttime observing (as seen on TV). See our latest campaign update and photo gallery for a closer look. Does the image look familiar??
Percival Lowell's spirit is still alive in his grandnephew, William Lowell Putnam III. Donate $50 and receive an autographed copy of Putnam's history of Lowell Observatory, "The Explorers of Mars Hill". This colorful account of the Observatory's history highlights the travails and successes that come with running this venerable institution.
Do you feel naked without the Clark Telescope? Donate $100 and receive a navy blue T-shirt featuring a blueprint of the Clark Telescope and Dome. Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL available. If need be, we will contact you to confirm size.
You can't take the Clark home with you but you can take the ornament. Donate $250 and receive a detailed ornament with a 3D feel that brings the telescope to life.
Choose from one of two sublime lithographs - "Golden Spiral" or "Stream of Stars" - by internationally acclaimed artist (and Lowell advisory board member) Mr. Greg Mort. His artwork often combines his passions for art and astronomy and is in museum collections around the world, including the Smithsonian. Visit GregMortEditions.com and GregMort.com for more about him. See the gallery tab above for images of the lithographs. Ten of each lithograph are available.
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When built, the Clark Telescope was a state-of-the-art instrument that allowed V.M. Slipher to discover the expanding nature of the universe. Donate $500 to see our current state-of-the-art telescope that will continue our tradition of breakthrough discoveries, the Discovery Channel Telescope (DCT). This daytime tour includes a box lunch and a photo of yourself with the telescope. You'll also receive an invitation to the Grand Re-Opening of the Clark Telescope. Limit two guests per tour.
Donate $1000 and you'll have the opportunity to chat live with a Lowell Observatory astronomer during an exclusive 45-minute webinar. The webinar will consist of a presentation followed by a Q and A period. Some sample topics include: dwarf galaxies, exoplanets, and interferometry. You'll also receive a lucite cube with a 3D laser-etched rendering of the Clark Telescope. Additionally, you'll receive an invitation to the Grand Re-Opening of the Clark Telescope.
Donate $1000 and you and your invited guests (up to 20) will have the opportunity to view through the newly renovated Clark during a 90-minute personal viewing session with an educator. You'll also receive a lucite cube with a 3D laser-etched rendering of the Clark Telescope (comes complete with a lighted base). This lucite etching is EXCLUSIVE to the "Restore The Clark" campaign. Additionally, you'll receive an invitation to the Grand Re-Opening of the Clark Telescope.
Donate $2500 and you'll receive a Discovery Channel Telescope (DCT) tour (limit two guests per tour) and a 90-minute personal viewing session through the Clark with an educator and up to 20 invited guests. You'll also receive a lucite cube with a 3D laser-etched rendering of the Clark Telescope (comes complete with a lighted base). This lucite etching is EXCLUSIVE to the "Restore The Clark" campaign. Additionally, you'll receive an invitation to the Grand Re-Opening of the Clark Telescope.