About Lowell

Founded in 1894, Lowell is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) research institution located in Flagstaff, Arizona. We have a staff of 85, including 19 PhD-level astronomers who conduct research in all areas of astronomy. About 80,000 people each year visit our campus for tours, telescope viewing, and more.


The mission of Lowell Observatory is to pursue the study of astronomy, especially the study of our solar system and its evolution; to conduct pure research in astronomical phenomena; and to maintain quality public education and outreach programs to bring the results of astronomical research to the general public.


Lowell Observatory is located at 1400 West Mars Hill Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001.

Visit our main web site at www.lowell.edu.