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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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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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