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“Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Meteors, Asteroids” exhibit now open

Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids, Meteors Saturday June 22, 2013 – Monday September 2, 2013 Hot on the heels of another successful special exhibit, Lowell Observatory is proud to present “Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids, Meteors”. The threat … Continue reading

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Uncle Percy’s Kids Camp is back for Summer 2013!

After a resoundingly successful first year, Uncle Percy’s Kids Camp is back this summer. Just like last year, we’ve divided the camps according to age, with each age focusing on a topic: 1st/2nd grade (Solar System), 3rd/4th (Galaxies), and 5th/6th … Continue reading

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Lowell astronomer, collaborators detect molecules in exoplanet atmosphere

Artist’s rendering of HR 8799c at an early stage in the evolution of the planetary system, showing the planet, a disk of gas and dust, rocky inner planets, and HR 8799. Credit: Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics; Mediafarm. MOLECULES … Continue reading

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It’s time to “Restore The Clark”!

Help us “Restore The Clark” by giving to our crowdsourcing campaign on indiegogo.com. Often called the “People’s Telescope,” more than a million visitors have seen through the world-famous 24″ Clark Telescope in the past 20 years alone and it’s time … Continue reading

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Where did “Uncle Percy’s Adventures in Space” go?

Are you looking for “Uncle Percy’s Adventures in Space“? We temporarily removed the logo from our home page in order to promote the “Restore The Clark” campaign. Simply click here and the adventures will begin anew!

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“Pluto and the Planets: A Scale Model Exhibit” extended through Sunday!

Come experience the planets as you never have before! Lowell’s newest special exhibit, “Pluto and the Planets,” features giant planets, scaled to size. Visitors of all ages can explore the Solar System through an engaging display featuring a full-color inflatable … Continue reading

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Help us “Restore The Clark”!

The Clark Telescope (Tom Alexander/LOA) After 117 years of service, the massive Clark Telescope needs an overhaul so it can continue to be the centerpiece of our public program for the next century. However, such an effort isn’t easy or … Continue reading

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Lowell amateur collaborator’s work for Dr. Deidre Hunter featured by NASA

Lowell Amateur Research Initiative (LARI) collaborator Stephen Leshin recently submitted an image of Barnard’s Galaxy, NGC 6822, to NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD). The beautiful image was captured in collaboration with Lowell astronomer and Deputy Director for Science … Continue reading

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APS Foundation donates nearly $60,000 to Navajo-Hopi Program

  Lowell Observatory is proud to announce a generous gift of nearly $60,000 from the APS Foundation to support the Observatory’s Navajo-Hopi Astronomy Outreach Program. The $59,246 donation will go directly towards supporting this groundbreaking, 17-year-old STEM (science, technology, engineering, … Continue reading

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Uncle Percy’s Tykes Camp now on second Saturday of each month

Lowell Observatory is pleased to offer the 2013 Uncle Percy’s Tykes Camp. Intended for children ages 3 to 5, these activity-based camps are a hands on exploration of science that include STEM elements to help develop children’s observational skills.  All sessions … Continue reading

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