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Lowell Observatory To Celebrate Re-Opening Of Pluto Telescope

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Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff.

On Saturday, Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff will celebrate the grand re-opening of the telescope Clyde Tombaugh used to discover Pluto nearly 90 years ago.

Workers had been fixing the telescope up for about a year, at a cost of around $155,000.

Here to talk about this is Peter Rosenthal. He's the archival restoration specialist at Lowell Observatory, and worked on the project.

Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.