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

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  • EXPLORE OUR HISTORY

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

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

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    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

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1400 West Mars Hill Rd

Flagstaff AZ, 86001

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General Admission

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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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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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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.

On-Site Event

December 7 @ 4:35 pm

Moonrise Program

On-Site Event

December 8 @ 5:15 pm

Moonrise Program

On-Site Event

December 8 @ 6:00 pm

Mars Opposition at Lowell Observatory

Virtual Event

December 8 @ 7:00 pm

Mars Opposition with McDonald Observatory | Livestream Event

On-Site Event

December 10 @ 7:00 pm

Meet An Astronomer

December 15 @ 7:00 pm

The Artemis Exploration Zone at the Lunar South Pole

Virtual Event

December 15 @ 10:00 pm

Interactive Stargazing | It's Stargazing, Reimagined! December 15, 2022

On-Site Event

December 17 @ 7:00 pm

Meet An Astronomer

On-Site Event

December 24 @ 7:00 pm

Meet An Astronomer

On-Site Event

December 31 @ 7:00 pm

Meet An Astronomer

On-Site Event

01/07/2023 @ 7:00 pm

Meet An Astronomer

On-Site Event

01/14/2023 @ 7:00 pm

Meet An Astronomer

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