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Learn about the Discovery Channel Telescope

PROGRAMMING ALERT: The Clark Telescope is closed for renovation through mid-2015. Daytime Deep Space 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.

The Planets and Earth from Space Traveling Exhibit
December 13, 2014 - March 6, 2015

Science on a Sphere Exhibit
Opens Saturday, January 10, 2015

In January 2015, Lowell Observatory's Steele Visitor Center will feature Science on a Sphere, a room-sized, global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto a six-foot diameter sphere, like a giant animated globe. Images of atmospheric storms, ocean movements, and land masses of a planet can be shown on the sphere, explaining complex environmental processes in ways that are intuitive and captivating.

School is Out and Kids are FreeMonday, January 19, 2015

Visitors 17 and under are free until 5 p.m.

Stars on Mars Hill: Dr. Timothy Titus (USGS)
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | 6 p.m.

2015: Year of the Dwarf Planets - Getting Serious about Ceres. Click here to see flyer for more information. Free to the Public

Jupiter Week
Monday, February 2 - Saturday, February 7, 2015

Celebrate the largest planet in our solar system with interactive Jupiter activities every evening from 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

2nd Friday Science Night: Simple Machines
Friday, February 13, 2015

Programs at 6, 7, and 8 p.m.

School is Out and Kids are Free
Monday, February 16, 2015

Visitors 17 and under are free until 5 p.m.

Alan Stern at the Orpheum
Saturday February 21, 2015 | Doors Open 7 p.m.

As part of 2015's #YearOfPluto Lowell Observatory presents Dr. Alan Stern. Dr. Stern is a planetary scientist, space program executive, aerospace consultant, and author. He is also the Principal Investigator of NASA’s $727M New Horizons Pluto and Kuiper Belt flyby mission in July 2015. For tickets email or call (928) 255-5059.


 Visitor Info


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.

2015 Hours

Monday through Saturday
10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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

Extended Hours in 2015

Feb 15, 2015 - Open until 10 p.m.

Special Closures in 2015

Jan 1, 2015 - Closed all day

Nov 26, 2015- Closed all day

Dec 25, 2015 - Closed all day