Dec
13
Tue
Geminid Meteor Shower @ Lowell Observatory
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Family-friendly activities designed to teach visitors about the cause of meteor showers at 6 p.m. Learn about the source of the Geminids Meteor Shower and get viewing tips during a lecture at 7 p.m.

Dec
17
Sat
LOCKs: Preschool – Space Travel: Space Station @ Lowell Observatory
Dec 17 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Topic:
Space Travel: Space Station

Highlights:
Children will learn about what it takes to live and work in space.

*****LOCKsPreschool_logoweb_transparentOverview:
Created for children ages 3 to 5, these activity-based, hands-on camps explore science and include STEM elements. Camps are held on the third Saturday of the month. These 90-minute camps — led by Lowell educators — are offered at two times:

8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
and
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Parents are able to explore topics in physics and astronomy with their children. Activities include science investigations, games, story time, music, engineering, art, and more! Parent attendance is MANDATORY. Max. 12 children per camp. Space is limited, so please register today!

Cost and Registration:
Prices listed are per session. Registration is available online. You may register for one month at a time, or for multiple dates. Register for 11 months, and the 12th month is free! Scholarships are available based upon financial need.

See the LOCKs: Preschool webpage for more information.

LOCKs: Preschool – Space Travel: Space Station @ Lowell Observatory
Dec 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Topic:
Space Travel: Space Station

Highlights:
Children will learn about what it takes to live and work in space.

*****LOCKsPreschool_logoweb_transparentOverview:
Created for children ages 3 to 5, these activity-based, hands-on camps explore science and include STEM elements. Camps are held on the third Saturday of the month. These 90-minute camps — led by Lowell educators — are offered at two times:

8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
and
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Parents are able to explore topics in physics and astronomy with their children. Activities include science investigations, games, story time, music, engineering, art, and more! Parent attendance is MANDATORY. Max. 12 children per camp. Space is limited, so please register today!

Cost and Registration:
Prices listed are per session. Registration is available online. You may register for one month at a time, or for multiple dates. Register for 11 months, and the 12th month is free! Scholarships are available based upon financial need.

See the LOCKs: Preschool webpage for more information.

Meet an Astronomer @ Lowell Observatory
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Featured Astronomer: Dr. Deidre Hunter
There aren’t many places in the world where the public can meet a professional astronomer and ask him or her questions. In this spirit, we’re kicking off our new “Meet an Astronomer” initiative. Come up to Mars Hill and meet a Lowell astronomer Saturday evenings from 7 – 10 pm*. Plus, take a peek at real-time images of planets, stars, galaxies and other celestial objects to be displayed on a large television screen outdoors with our new MallinCam. This is your opportunity to see interesting objects in the night sky, learn about an astronomer’s research, and ask questions you might have about any topic in astronomy.
Admission fees apply, no reservation required.
*Subject to astronomer availability
Dec
23
Fri
Holiday Skies Program @ Lowell Observatory
Dec 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A special, one night only, lecture about the holiday skies exploring the highlights of the winter skies, including the astronomical interpretation of the Star of Bethlehem.
Dec
24
Sat
Closed @ Lowell Observatory
Dec 24 – Dec 25 all-day

Lowell Observatory will be closed all day December 24-25 for the holiday weekend.

Jan
1
Sun
Closed @ Lowell Observatory
Jan 1 all-day

Lowell Observatory will be closed all day January 1.

Jan
3
Tue
Quadrantid Meteor Shower @ Lowell Observatory
Jan 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Family-friendly activities designed to teach visitors about the cause of meteor showers at 6 p.m. Learn about the source of the Quadrantid Meteor Shower and get viewing tips during a lecture at 7 p.m.

Jan
15
Sun
Holiday Star Fest @ Lowell Observatory
Jan 15 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Lowell Observatory will be open Sunday until 10 p.m. in celebration of the holiday weekend.

Jan
16
Mon
School is Out and Kids are Free @ Lowell Observatory
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Special family-friendly, astronomy-themed programs and activities from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Programs and activities will feature the Sun. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Admission fees apply to adults 18 and over.

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