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 QL 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 over beers for a truly far out discussion.