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The Evolving Universe, a Smithsonian exhibition, opens at Lowell on October 12

Lowell Observatory is pleased to announce a new traveling exhibit, The Evolving Universe.  This exhibition, developed by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, and circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, reveals the … Continue reading

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DCT’s First Science Results to be Published

Scientists have reached another important milestone with Lowell’s Discovery Channel Telescope (DCT). Comet experts Dave Schleicher and Matthew Knight, along with Stephen Levine, Commissioning Scientist for Lowell’s Discovery Channel Telescope (DCT), observed Comet 10P/Tempel 2 on five nights in early … Continue reading

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William Lowell Putnam to Step Down as Lowell Observatory Trustee

Flagstaff, Ariz. — Today William Lowell Putnam announced his intent to step down from his position as sole trustee of Lowell Observatory.  Grandnephew of Observatory founder Percival Lowell, Putnam assumed trusteeship of the Observatory in 1987 following a successful career … Continue reading

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Two Lowell Exhibits for September: Pluto and the Planets and Earth from Space

Pluto and the Planets 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 … Continue reading

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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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