• VISIT THE OBSERVATORY

    Look through both advanced and historic telescopes, see science demos, explore exhibits, and more.

  • Asteroid Day on June 30

    Big Impact Event - Special Event Ticket for Meteor Crater and Lowell Observatory

  • ZODIAC

    June 21 - A Special Summer Solstice Event
    Dance, Art, and Circus Acts

  • LEARN ABOUT OUR RESEARCH

    See what Lowell is adding to our understanding of the Universe.

  • EXPLORE OUR HISTORY

    With over 125 years of astronomical discovery, Lowell Observatory has an incredible history you can experience for yourself.

  • BECOME A MEMBER

    Gain unlimited General Admission, get store discounts, and support our research and mission.

  • Listen To Star Stuff

    Listen in on casual conversations with scientists about the weirdest and most fascinating parts of our world!

  • A Decade of Exploration

    with the Lowell Discovery Telescope

Location

1400 West Mars Hill Rd

Flagstaff AZ, 86001

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Areas of Research

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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

General Admission

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

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Premium Access

Premium Access

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.

Off-Site Event

June 27 @ 8:00 pm

Star Party with Lowell Observatory at Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library

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June 30 @ 11:00 am

Asteroid Day 2022 | Big Impact Event

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June 30 @ 11:00 am

Asteroid Day at Meteor Crater and Lowell Observatory

On-Site Event

July 2 @ 7:00 pm

Meet An Astronomer

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July 9 @ 7:00 pm

Meet An Astronomer

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July 16 @ 7:00 pm

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July 23 @ 7:00 pm

Meet An Astronomer

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July 30 @ 7:00 pm

Meet An Astronomer

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August 6 @ 7:00 pm

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August 13 @ 7:00 pm

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August 20 @ 7:00 pm

Meet An Astronomer

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August 27 @ 7:00 pm

Meet An Astronomer

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