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Lowell42 | Examining a Genius: The Triumph and Tragedy of Robert Burnham, Jr.

Presented by Lowell Observatory at Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff AZ

Aug 13 2022
Lowell42 | Examining a Genius: The Triumph and Tragedy of Robert Burnham, Jr.

Lowell Observatory Historian Kevin Schindler will host a panel discussion that explores Burnham, what drove him, and the personality of a genius.

Robert Burnham, Jr. compiled one of the most popular astronomy books ever—the three-volume observing bible, Burnham’s Celestial Handbook—while working at Lowell Observatory in the mid-20th century. Yet Burnham was enigmatic and tragic in many ways.

Lowell Observatory Historian Kevin Schindler will host a panel discussion that explores Burnham, what drove him, and the personality of a genius.

Flagstaff Mayor Paul Deasy will also be there to issue an official proclamation designating August

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