This Month in Astronomy | August 2021

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For some, August marks the end of summer vacation and the beginning of a new school year. For others, it’s yet another month of exciting astronomical events! Read on to learn more about what’s going on in the past and present of astronomy this month.

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View from Mars Hill: The return of the Perseid Meteor Shower

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As posted on the Arizona Daily Sun website on July 31, 2021 Photo: A 30-second exposure of a meteor, taken with a circular fisheye lens during the 2016 Perseid meteor […]

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Clark 125th Anniversary: First Light Celebration 2021

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On July 23, 1896, Lowell Observatory’s 24-inch Clark Refractor saw first light. Thus began the life of one of the world’s most storied telescopes. We’re celebrating this milestone with another […]

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Einstein in the Supermarket

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Albert Einstein loved to play the violin. “If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician,” he once said. “I often think in music. I live my […]

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This Month in Astronomy | July 2021

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Planets Jupiter and Saturn will begin to rise earlier in the evening, eventually becoming visible just before sunset at the end of the month. Jupiter will be in the constellation […]

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PRESS RELEASE: LOWELL OBSERVATORY BREAKS GROUND ON NEW DISCOVERY CENTER

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 29, 2021 Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation Astronomy Discovery Center Set to Open in 2024 Flagstaff, AZ. – Lowell Observatory’s vision for its education program is bold […]

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New Horizons Mission

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Will Grudy and his fellow New Horizon mission scientists continue to analyze data from not only Pluto, but also Arrokoth.

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Surveying Meteors

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Nick Moskovitz helps to operate a network of video cameras called LO-CAMS (the Lowell Observatory Cameras for All-sky Meteor Surveillance).

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Detecting Exoplanets

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Along with Lisa Prato and other members of DEFT (Disks and Exoplanets Flagstaff Team) at Lowell Observatory, and in collaboration with astronomers at Rice University, Lauren Biddle has found a new way to

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Trans-Neptunian Objects

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In January 2019, the New Horizons spacecraft flew by the small TNO Arrokoth, which is a contact binary located in the dynamically Cold Classical population.

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Laboratory Studies of the Stability of Liquids in the Outer Solar System

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Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, is the only body besides Earth in the solar system to have liquid on its surface.

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The Quest to Understand Dark Energy

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The Dark Energy Survey was a large-scale astronomical survey covering 5000 square degrees – roughly 1/8 of the entire sky – focusing primarily in the southern hemisphere.

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