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Astronomers Discover First Thorne-Żytkow Object, a Bizarre Type of Hybrid Star

In a discovery decades in the making, scientists have detected the first of a “theoretical” class of stars first proposed in 1975 by physicist Kip Thorne and astronomer Anna Żytkow. Thorne-Żytkow objects (TŻOs) are hybrids of red supergiant and neutron … Continue reading

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Cool Stars 18 Workshop Meets in Flagstaff June 9-13

Flagstaff, Arizona – Astronomers from around the world will gather in Flagstaff from June 9-13 for the 18th Cambridge Workshop on Cool Stars, Stellar Systems, and the Sun (commonly known simply as “Cool Stars”, www.coolstars18.net) The workshop will be held … Continue reading

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Register Now for Lowell Observatory Summer Camps!

Lowell Observatory is pleased to offer our third Kids Camp during the summer of 2014. These activity-based, week-long day camps meet Monday through Friday from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M., with graduation and family activities on Friday evening.  Scholarships are … Continue reading

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Lowell Observatory Celebrates Earth Hour on March 29

Earth hour is a worldwide event held annually at the end of March. People are encouraged to turn off non-essential lights for one hour at 8:30 p.m. as a symbol of their commitment to the health of Earth.   The hope … Continue reading

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Retired Astronaut Mark Kelly Headlines Lowell Speaker Series

Lowell Observatory is pleased to announce Mark Kelly as keynote speaker for the 2014 Lowell Speaker Series.  This event will take place on June 7, 2014 at the High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff. Captain Kelly is an American astronaut, … Continue reading

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Lowell Observatory’s Deidre Hunter Wins Prestigious Education Prize

Deidre Hunter, longtime astronomer at Lowell Observatory, has been chosen as the 2014 recipient of the American Astronomical Society’s (AAS) Education Prize. The AAS awards this prize annually “to recognize outstanding contributions to the education of the public, students and/or … Continue reading

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New Exhibit Black Holes: Space Warps & Time Twists Pulls Visitors to Lowell Observatory

Lowell Observatory’s latest traveling exhibit, Black Holes: Space Warps & Time Twists, opens January 18.  Produced by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, this interactive display reveals what we know, don’t know, and think we know about one of the great … Continue reading

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Lowell Observatory Welcomes NAU as Discovery Channel Telescope Partner

Flagstaff, Ariz. – Officials from Lowell Observatory and Northern Arizona University (NAU) signed paperwork Tuesday formalizing NAU as a Discovery Channel Telescope (DCT) partner. NAU joins current DCT science partners Boston University, the University of Maryland, and the University of … Continue reading

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Clark Telescope to close for renovations on January 1, 2014

After 117 years of nearly continuous use, first as a research instrument and later as an educational tool, we will close the Clark Telescope on January 1, 2014 for renovation. Reopening is expected some time in 2015.  During the closure, … Continue reading

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Is Lowell offering public viewing of ISON?

Comet ISON continues to speed toward the sun, brightening as it approaches a November 28 rendezvous with our nearest stellar neighbor. Since ISON is only visible for a short time in the predawn hours, we don’t plan on any public … Continue reading

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