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Flagstaff AZ, 86001

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Solar System

Planetary scientists continue a long tradition of studying bodies in the solar system, including the Sun, planets, moons, comets, meteors, asteroids, and Kuiper belt objects.

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Stellar Astrophysics

Another longstanding tradition at Lowell is the study of stars, from supermassive Wolf-Rayet stars to low-mass M-dwarf varieties.

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Exoplanetary Systems

Lowell astronomers search for distant worlds around other stars and characterize their nature.

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Galactic & Extragalactic Astronomy

V. M. Slipher’s observations of the redshifts of galaxies a century ago were the first evidence for the expansion of the universe. Research on structures of galaxies and of the universe continues at Lowell today.

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Cultural Astronomy

Researchers not only study how the universe works, but also how humans perceive it and integrate these interpretations into culture.

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Instrumentation Research & Development

Our instrumentation team carries out a variety of work in support of research instrumentation, outreach telescopes, and historic preservation projects.

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General Admission gives you all-day access to 127 years of astronomical discovery at Lowell Observatory.

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Designed for small groups of 10 individuals, these private personalized expeditions across the stars offer exclusive opportunities to view the cosmos.

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Lowell Observatory is an independent, non-profit research institution founded in 1894 by mathematician and astronomer Percival Lowell. Today, our mission is to pursue the study of astronomy, conduct research, and bring astronomical education to the public.

Events

On-Site Event

December 5 @ 10:00 am

Free Community Day!

Virtual Event

December 7 @ 7:00 pm

Virtual Event | Interactive Stargazing | December 7, 2021

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December 16 @ 8:00 pm

Virtual Event | Clark 125th Anniversary | Merope and the Pleiades

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