View From Mars Hill: Saturn: Alluring, Familiar and Well-positioned

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From the Arizona Daily Sun, September 8, 2021 Saturn, one of the more familiar and alluring features of the night sky, is now well-positioned to wow observers. The farthest planet […]

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A Star to Steer By

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Many people think that Polaris, the North Star, is the brightest star in the sky. It’s not; there are dozens of brighter ones. What makes Polaris unique is its location. […]

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View From Mars Hill: The Planets and Their Ties to the Days of the Week

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From the Arizona Daily Sun, September 4, 2021 The evening sky currently features the two largest planets in our solar system, Jupiter and Saturn. Since ancient times, sky watchers have […]

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This Month in Astronomy: September 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: In Remembrance of Carolyn Shoemaker

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From the Arizona Daily Sun, August 21, 2021 The world lost a legend on August 13 with the passing of Carolyn Shoemaker. A housewife-turned scientist, she once held the record […]

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Research at Lowell: Astronomers Identify Binary Central Stars of Planetary Nebula

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The Kepler Mission allowed scientists to discover more than 2,000 exoplanets (planets outside of the solar system). Now, a team of astronomers led by former Lowell Observatory astronomer George Jacoby […]

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Infinite Wonders Await at The Astronomy Discovery Center

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Something big is coming to Mars Hill—a brand new visitor center! Construction on the Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation Astronomy Discovery Center (ADC) is underway, with plans to open by […]

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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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This Month in Astronomy | July 2021

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As any astronomy enthusiast knows, there’s far more to see in the summer sky than fireworks. Constellations like Leo, Virgo, and Ursa Major will soon come into view, along with […]

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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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