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Learn about the Discovery Channel Telescope

PROGRAMMING ALERT: The Clark Telescope is closed for renovation through mid-2015. Daytime Mars Tours will still go inside the dome when possible. In the evening, we will use the recently renovated 16-inch McAllister Telescope as our primary telescope for public viewing.

Hubble Space Telescope: New Views of the Universe traveling exhibit
May 19, 2014 - January 4, 2015

Developed by the Space Telescope Science Institute and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), this exhibition immerses visitors in the magnificence and mystery of the Hubble mission. A scale model of the HST is the focal point of the installation. "Satellite" units incorporate hands-on activities about how the telescope works, and a "Space/Time" section features Hubble's contributions to the exploration of planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe. Information and models of the new James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) are also included.

Flagstaff Festival of Science
September 22-26, 2014

Lowell will host FREE programs daily at 4 and 5 p.m. For a listing of all Festival of Science events, click here .

Astronomy Day
October 4, 2014

See special hands-on activities and programming all day, from 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Uranus Week
October 6-11, 2014

Experience hands-on Uranus activities from 6-9:30 p.m. Also enjoy telescope viewing, weather permitting.

2nd Friday Science Night: Physics - Optics and Optical Illusions
October 10, 2014

On the 2nd Friday of each month we present a series of science demonstrations that the entire family will enjoy. This month we focus on optics and optical illusions.

For a complete list of special events scheduled through the end of 2014, click here.

 

 Visitor Info

Admission

Covers day and evening programs; reservations not needed.

Adults: $12

Seniors, AAA, college students: $11

Ages 5–17: $6

Under 5: free

Members: Free

For general questions about our day and evening programs, call the Visitor Center at (928) 233-3212 during open hours (listed below).

Groups of 15 or more are eligible for a group discount; to qualify, you must make reservations at least 3 weeks in advance. Contact Samantha Flagg by email or phone at 928-856-9484.

Hours

Monday-Saturday
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Sunday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Click here to see seasonal hours.

Arizona observes Mountain Standard Time year round.
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for the current time in Flagstaff, AZ.

Special Closures in 2014

Nov 27 Observatory closed all day

Dec 24 Observatory closed all day

Dec 25 Observatory closed all day

Jan 1, 2015 Observatory closed all day