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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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The Starry Skies Shop is online!

After months of working out the bugs and testing, a truncated version of our gift shop and science store, the Starry Skies Shop, is now online and includes Lowell t-shirts, hats, and other souvenirs. Friends of Lowell can shop using their 10 percent … Continue reading

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Cool Stars 18 coming to Lowell, Flagstaff in 2014

(Flagstaff, Ariz.) One of the largest and most prestigious astronomy conferences is coming to Flagstaff in 2014. Lowell Observatory and its hometown, Flagstaff, Arizona, were recently selected to host the next “Cambridge Workshop on Cool Stars, Stellar Systems, and the … Continue reading

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Lowell astronomer, collaborators point the way for exoplanet search

(Flagstaff, Ariz.) Though the search for planets around other stars, or exoplanets, is showing researchers that planets are abundant in our galaxy, it helps a great deal to have directions when searching for as-of-yet undiscovered exoplanets. Lowell astronomer Evgenya Shkolnik … Continue reading

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Donate to Lowell’s Library/Collections Center Capital Campaign

Lowell Observatory recently announced plans for a new Library and Collections Center which will house the Observatory’s extensive historical collections and provide much-needed library and office space for its growing science and support staff. For more about this project or … Continue reading

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Lowell’s NSF-funded Large Monolithic Imager sees first light on the Discovery Channel Telescope

  (Flagstaff, Ariz.) The Large Monolithic Imager (LMI), a camera built at Lowell Observatory and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), recently took a set of first-light images on Lowell’s 4.3-m Discovery Channel Telescope (DCT). At the heart of … Continue reading

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Dava Sobel book signing

On Saturday, Sept. 15 at 8 PM, renowned author Dava Sobel will sign copies of her books. Regular admission applies. At 7 PM, Sobel presents a talk about her latest book, “A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos.” In … Continue reading

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“Scanning the Skies: The Discovery Channel Telescope” premieres Sunday, September 9 at 7 PM ET/PT

It’s official! “Scanning the Skies: The Discovery Channel Telescope” will premiere on Discovery Channel Sunday, September 9 at 7 PM ET/PT. It will run again on both Discovery and the Science Channel. For more, see Discovery’s press release.

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Origins of the Expanding Universe Conference

September 17, 2012 marks the one hundredth anniversary of V. M. Slipher’s first observation of cosmological redshifts with the 24-inch Alvan Clark refractor at Lowell Observatory. This was one of the fundamental astronomical observations of the twentieth century, ultimately leading … Continue reading

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The Discovery Channel Telescope Sees ‘First Light’

  – Gala Opening at Lowell Observatory – (Silver Spring, Md.; Flagstaff, Ariz.) Discovery Communications and Lowell Observatory today are proud to officially usher in the beginning of the Discovery Channel Telescope era with ‘The First Light Gala,’ this Saturday, … Continue reading

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