David Eicher joins Lowell Observatory Board

Posted by David Eicher
on Monday, June 5, 2017

The Lowell Observatory Board of Advisors, Mars Hill, Flagstaff, Arizona, June 2, 2017.

Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, is one of the oldest and most distinguished observatories in the United States, and is world famous for its unique blend of history and modern research. 

Following his attendance at the Lowell Observatory annual meeting this past week, it can now be announced that David Eicher, Editor of Astronomy, has joined Lowell Observatory’s Board of Advisors. 

The Board is chaired by Trustee Lowell Putnam, Percival Lowell’s great-grandnephew. Also prominent on the board is Lowell Director Jeff Hall. 

Other board members have names familiar to the astronomy enthusiast community: 

Drew Barringer, President of the Barringer Crater Company, and owner of Meteor Crater. 

David DeVorkin, Senior Curator, Division of Space History, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution. 

John S. Hendricks, Founder of Discovery Communications.

Carolyn Shoemaker, retired research scientist and the world’s leading discoverer of comets.

Gloria Slipher, daughter-in-law of the great Lowell astronomer E. C. Slipher. 

The observatory has exciting plans in its future and David Eicher, who called Lowell “America’s Observatory” earlier this year, is pleased to be associated with a distinguished group that includes these names and many more. 

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