[…] instrumental resolution across the detector, including a yearlong period when the K band was defocused. Without any additional instrument hardware, such as a gas cell or laser frequency comb, we […]

Image & Video Library

[…] in R. This was the “first-light” image obtained with LMI obtained on September 12, 2012. The field of view shown is 11.7 arcminutes on a side. Minimal image credit: Massey/Neugent/Dunham/Lowell Obs./NSF

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 […]

Local Attractions & Dining

Need a place to land after exploring the cosmos? Check out these Lowell-partnered hotels!

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[…] on the Macromedia site), how to prevent Flash LSOs from being placed on your computer without your being asked, and (for Flash Player 8 and later) how to block Flash […]

Solar System

Saturn’s rings sport a varied nature, as seen in these images taken by the Cassini spacecraft. The B ring is optically thick and bright, while the F ring (inset) is […]

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

[…] age of 101. Born in West Virginia in 1918, Johnson was fascinated by numbers as a little girl. “I counted everything,” she said. “I counted the steps to the road, the […]

AstroAlert: New telescope named in honor of astronomer Vera Rubin

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

Lunar Legacy

In a defining moment of the 20th century, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin broke the bonds of Earth and stepped onto the Moon on July 20, 1969.

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AstroAlert: One moon wasn’t enough…

Hi everyone, 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 a name: […]

Virtual Exhibits

Whether you’re planning a visit or simply want to learn more about Lowell, our selection of virtual exhibits give you a taste of what Mars Hill has to offer. Click […]