Expand your Universe with us.
In 1912, Lowell astronomer V.M. Slipher detected the first galactic redshifts – the first evidence of the expanding Universe. Today, we continue to expand our understanding of the Universe with diverse research programs that use state-of-the-art telescopes, detectors, and analysis methods. In these pages, we’ll take you in depth into some of these fascinating arenas.
Featured Program: Dwarf Galaxy Research/LITTLE THINGS Survey
Lowell astronomer studies star formation in tiny nearby galaxies
Dr. Deidre Hunter leads a worldwide team in discerning how these galaxies turn the gas between the stars into clouds that form new stars and how this might be comparable to star formation a few million years after the Big Bang. The team is using a multi-wavelength approach, gathering optical, radio, infrared, and spectroscopic data. Learn more...
Featured Program: Titan
Lowell astronomer studies weather on this "bizarrely familiar place"
Dr. Henry Roe's research interests include weather on Saturn's moon Titan. In many ways, Titan is the most similar place in our solar system to Earth – even more so than Mars – because of its active hydrology on the surface and meteorology in its atmosphere, processes that interact in a seasonal climate cycle. Read more about Dr. Roe's Titan research. Learn more...
Featured Program: How to Find a Planet
Lowell astronomers help address a BIG question: Are we alone?
It is one of humanity's oldest questions – and one that several Lowell astronomers are involved in answering by detecting and characterizing planets around other stars. Learn more...