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Embassy Suites is located next to Northern Arizona University and within a mile of historic downtown Flagstaff. Amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, whirlpool, and fitness center. Enjoy daily free […]

AstroAlert: The Sun like you’ve never seen it before

Hi everyone, The image above might look like something you’d want to consult a dermatologist about, but it’s actually the most detailed image of the Sun ever taken. The new Daniel […]

Lunar Legacy

[…] aspects of their missions. The first group of astronauts to train in northern Arizona—the so-called Next Nine, which included the likes of Neil Armstrong, Jim Lovell, Frank Borman, and others—also […]

AstroAlert: Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician who broke barriers, has died

Hi everyone, Sad news: Pioneering NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson died today at the age of 101. Born in West Virginia in 1918, Johnson was fascinated by numbers as a little […]

AstroAlert: New telescope named in honor of astronomer Vera Rubin

Hi everyone, [vcex_spacing size=”10px”] It was announced this week that a major new telescope will be named in honor of trailblazing astronomer Vera Rubin, who died in 2016. [vcex_spacing size=”10px”] […]

AstroAlert: One moon wasn’t enough…

Hi everyone, [vcex_spacing size=”10px”] Astronomers have announced the discovery of a previously unknown moon orbiting the Earth. That’s right, our planet now has two moons. This new one has even been given […]

Pluto Discovery Telescope

[…] at Lowell Observatory, chiefly by Earl Slipher and Carl Lampland. But the technology of the day severely limited what they could learn. Pluto was never more than a speck on […]

Solar System

Lowell astronomers carry out a wide diversity of research programs with goals tied to understanding the nature, formation, habitability, and evolution of planetary bodies in our solar system. This work […]

AstroAlert: Dance Your PhD winners announced

Hi everyone, [vcex_spacing size=”30px”] The Dance Your Ph.D. contest began in 2008 as a way to encourage newly minted Ph.D. scientists to communicate their thesis research to the public through […]

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