Ingenuity and Legacy: Clyde Tombaugh’s Remarkable Telescope

This past July, the Heritage Auction House listed a lot consisting of several items of historic interest. Among a saucer once owned by Martha Washington, a lock of Abraham Lincoln’s […]

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SOAR image reveals comet-like tail on Dimorphos

New Image Reveals Comet-Like Tail Trailing DART Target Dimorphos

Scientists have captured a stunning image of an extensive plume of debris emanating from the asteroid moon Dimorphos. The plume stretches more than 600 miles (10,000 kilometers) and was created […]

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Jupiter, imaged with the Large Monolithic Imager on the Lowell Discovery Telescope

PRESS RELEASE: LOWELL OBSERVATORY POINTS PUBLIC TELESCOPES AT JUPITER AS IT MAKES CLOSEST APPROACH IN DECADES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESEPTEMBER 20, 2022 ***Contact details appear belowFlagstaff, AZ. – Jupiter will soon appear bigger and brighter than it has been for 70 years, and Lowell Observatory is celebrating […]

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The Lowell Discovery Telescope plays key role in DART mission

PRESS RELEASE: LOWELL DISCOVERY TELESCOPE PLAYS KEY ROLE IN DART PLANETARY DEFENSE TEST MISSION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 13, 2022 ***Contact details appear below Flagstaff, AZ. – Within two weeks, the DART spacecraft will impact the asteroid moon Dimorphos as it completes the world’s […]

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View from Mars Hill: Robert Burnham and his Celestial Handbook

As published on the Arizona Daily Sun website on August 13, 2022. The appeal of astronomy is both intellectual and aesthetic; it combines the thrill of exploration and discovery, the […]

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Saturn through Lowell Observatory's 24-inch Clark Telescope

PRESS RELEASE: LOWELL OBSERVATORY POINTS PUBLIC TELESCOPES AT SATURN AS RINGED PLANET MAKES CLOSEST APPROACH OF YEAR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAUGUST 8, 2022 ***Contact details appear below Flagstaff, AZ. – Saturn will soon be at its biggest and brightest of the year, and Lowell Observatory is celebrating with […]

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View from Mars Hill: Schmitt set to be grand marshal in 4th of July parade

As posted on AZDailySun.com on June 4, 2022 In July of 1964, a newly minted PhD geologist from Harvard University packed his belongings in his ’55 Chevy and left Boston for a […]

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Asteroid day logo

PRESS RELEASE: Meteor Crater & Barringer Space Museum Teams with Lowell Observatory to Present Asteroid Day Flagstaff–Big Impact Event on June 30

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJUNE 10, 2022 ***Contact details appear below***Event Website: https://www.asteroiddayaz.com/  Flagstaff, AZ. – Meteor Crater and Lowell Observatory will host a one-day public event centered around asteroids and their […]

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View from Mars Hill: Possible meteor storm in the forecast for May 30

As posted on AZDailySun.com on May 21, 2022 On the evening of May 30, the sky may come alive with an outburst of meteor activity. The result of a comet […]

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Magellan 6.5-meter telescope domes

PRESS RELEASE: MASSIVE STARS PRODUCE LESS OXYGEN THAN PREVIOUSLY BELIEVED; MAY EXPLAIN EXISTENCE OF HEAVY BLACK HOLES

Flagstaff, AZ. – An international team of scientists has determined that massive stars do not make as much oxygen as previously thought. The finding is highly unexpected and has implications […]

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Tyler Richey-Yowell

PRESS RELEASE: LOWELL OBSERVATORY NAMES FIRST PERCIVAL LOWELL SCHOLAR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 26, 2022 ***Contact details appear below***Flagstaff, AZ. – This year, Lowell Observatory introduced the Percival Lowell Postdoctoral Fellowship to support early-career scientists who wish to pursue independent […]

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PRESS RELEASE: AMANDA BOSH, CHRISTOPH KELLER HEADLINE NEW EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP AT LOWELL OBSERVATORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 14, 2022 ***Contact details appear below*** Flagstaff, AZ. – Lowell Observatory has appointed Dr. Amanda Bosh to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer and Dr. […]

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