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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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Lowell researchers take center stage at Ask an Astronomer series

On Monday evenings through August from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., you have the chance to speak to a professional astronomer about their work, the Observatory, and, of course, any burning astronomy questions you may have. Upcoming astronomers include: July 16 … Continue reading

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Experience Music and the Stars at Lowell on summer Thursdays

Starting today and on each Thursday this summer through August 16, a Flagstaff band will play music for the public from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Rotunda plaza. Tonight, hear Pony Express, a family band featuring a variety … Continue reading

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Come to Lowell to see the Transit of Venus, June 5th!

Flagstaff, Ariz. — Lowell Observatory will host a special viewing event for the Transit of Venus on Tuesday, June 5th. At 2 p.m., join author and science historian William Sheehan for an indoor presentation about this unusual and fascinating celestial … Continue reading

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Lowell Observatory launches new Pro-Am research initiative

Flagstaff, Ariz. — Lowell Observatory is proud to announce the Lowell Amateur Research Initiative (LARI). This program seeks to pair the ever-growing and technically sophisticated amateur astronomy community in exciting research projects with Lowell astronomers. A passionate researcher, Percival Lowell … Continue reading

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The Lives of Stars, or Astronomers as Paparazzi

by Dr. Katy Garmany, Deputy Press Officer, National Optical Astronomy Observatory Stars live for a long time, with even the most massive stars having lifetimes measured in millions of years. But, for a mere few thousand years towards the end … Continue reading

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Are you ready for Adventures in Space?

After nearly 18 months of development, the labor of educational love known as “Uncle Percy’s Adventures in Space” is ready for launch! See below for official press release: Flagstaff, Ariz. — The wonders of the solar system are now on … Continue reading

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Uncle Percy’s Kids Camp is coming this summer!

  This summer, we are proud to offer three week-long day camps for school-aged kids (up to 6th grade). Camp themes include the Sun, the Moon, and how we use light to understand the universe. Get more information and sign … Continue reading

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Mini-documentary shows Lowell team aboard SOFIA airborne observatory

A new mini-documentary created by the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) about the Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) features Lowell astronomers at work aboard the modified Boeing 747 SP during the June 2011 Pluto occultation. You’ll see Dr. … Continue reading

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TIME World’s 100 Most Important Places: #73 Lowell Observatory

In case you hadn’t heard, Lowell Observatory was named one of the world’s 100 most important places by TIME, in the section regarding places of inquiry (which also includes the Royal Observatory and the Galapagos Islands, among others). The Observatory … Continue reading

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