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Quantum Leap Field Trip to Link Observatory

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Link Observatory Space Science Institute

8403 Observatory Road

Martinsville, IN 46151

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When it was built in 1939, Morgan County’s Link Observatory was the 8th largest telescope in the nation. From the late 1940s through the late 1960s, more than 90% of all new asteroids discovered worldwide were found by the Link Observatory! Though light pollution from Indianapolis and growing communities now makes it difficult to do cutting-edge research, this unique observatory is still a place for Hoosiers to explore the wonders of the universe and learn about the final frontier.

On this adults-only Field Trip, we’ll step onto the observation deck of a research-grade facility and use the giant telescope to peer into the night sky, something humans have been doing and writing about for thousands of years. We’ll pair the latest information on space exploration from NASA with timeless literature that helps us consider our place in the universe, then settle in for a truly far out discussion.

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Technically, our field trip will end at 11pm, though our friends at Link Observatory have generously offered to stay later with folks who want to stay longer and further investigate celestial objects.

About Quantum Leap Field Trips
QL Field Trips take Hoosiers inside fascinating sites of discovery, problem-solving and innovation. These indelible adult field trips, co-led by scientists and humanities scholars, combine tours with short literary readings in order to help us think, read and talk about how new frontiers of scientific inquiry reshape our understanding of what it means to be human. Each field trip concludes with snacks and discussion.

These experiences have been designed for adults 21 and over. Ticket price includes admission to the facility, snacks and lots of great insight, discussion and fun!

About Quantum Leap
Quantum Leap explores and celebrates the spirit of possibility and problem-solving that occurs when we bridge the humanities with science, technology, engineering, math and medicine. www.IndianaHumanities.org/QuantumLeap

About Indiana Humanities
Indiana Humanities connects people, opens minds and enriches lives by creating and facilitating programs that encourage Hoosiers to think, read and talk. www.IndianaHumanities.org

About Link Observatory
The Link Observatory's mission is to advance scholastic literacy of future generations with informal STEM education focused on NASA missions, astronomy, and space exploration; and to foster scientific curiosity and advance science literacy to cultivate and nurture the next generation of leaders. Join us as we share the wonders of the universe. www.linkobservatory.org

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