Lowell Observatory’s famous for discovering Martian canals that aren’t there and Pluto, which is. Space feels dignified -- out where we can’t hear each other scream, surely we’ll find truth. On the less high-minded hand, Lowell operations cost a cool $6 million annually, and the search for well-heeled life in the universe is a grueling one. Who better to lead us than Captain Kirk?
As geek celebrities go, William Shatner is just about the ultimate get. Lowell’s got him Saturday, September 14, at Northern Arizona University’s High Country Conference Center, 201 West Butler Avenue in Flagstaff. A reservation to the 7:15 p.m. dinner is $150, some of which is tax-deductible; you can meet Shatner and be photographed with him for another $1000 donation, making you a Lowell Associate member. Visit www.lowell.edu/about_speakers.php for more information. Call 928-233-3278 to join the mission to explore brave hors d’oeuvre, to . . . well, you know.