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Astronomer in Residence

The Grand Canyon (Past & Present) Book Release

By Astronomer in Residence alumni Kevin Schindler. Presentation, Q&A, and Book Signing.

Black and white photo of Verkamps store with rugs outside Signs read Canyon souvenirs Navajo blankets Circa 1910 Photo Grand Canyon Archives GRCA 11365
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Kevin Schindler pictured in front of a NASA vehicle

Kevin Schindler

Astronomer in Residence, 2023

Kevin Schindler is the historian and Public Information Officer at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, where he has worked for 28 years. Schindler contributes a bi-weekly astronomy column, “View from Mars Hill,” for the Arizona Daily Sun newspaper and has authored seven books, including Images of America: Northern Arizona Space Training, which features a chapter about the Grand Canyon. Schindler's residency focused on researching and sharing NASA’s Apollo Astronauts’ connections with the region in preparation for their historic missions to the Moon. During his residency, Schindler hosted several public programs that enhanced our visitor's understanding of the Grand Canyon's importance in the history of space exploration.