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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This Week in Astronomy History: June 7-13

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Photo: A painting of Pioneer 10’s flyby of Jupiter | Rick Guidice June 8, 1625: Giovanni Cassini born Italian astronomer Giovanni Cassini was born in the municipality of Perinaldo (located […]

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Secrets of Lowell: The Putnam Collection Center

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Photo: The exterior of the Putnam Collection Center | Sarah Gilbert Room to Grow In 2010, Lowell Observatory was facing a storage issue. The Slipher Building’s attic and basement were […]

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This Week in Astronomy History: May 31-June 6

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Photo: George Ellery Hale’s widow, Evelina Hale, looks through the eyepiece of the Hale Telescope during its dedication ceremony in 1966 | Associated Press June 2, 1966: Surveyor 1 soft-lands […]

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This Week in Astronomy History: May 24-30

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Photo: The dome of the Clark Refractor, the same dome–with some modifications–that still stands on Mars Hill today. The Clark dome was built in 1896 and set up at Lowell […]

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Secrets of Lowell: The Slipher Building

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Photo: The Rotunda Museum and Slipher Building, photographed for the Historic American Buildings Survey in 1994 | Brian Grogan, Historic American Buildings Survey Due north of the Steele Visitor Center, […]

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This Week in Astronomy History: May 10-16

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May 11, 1967: Lunar Orbiter 4 begins photographing the Moon Lunar Orbiter 4 was robotic craft launched as part of NASA’s Lunar Orbiter Program. The orbiter was the fourth in […]

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View from Mars Hill: 125 years and counting — the 24-inch Clark Telescope

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Photo: Ralph Nye led the restoration project of the 24-inch Clark Telescope that Percival Lowell used to map the surface of Mars. The telescope was also used to make maps […]

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How to View the 2021 Total Lunar Eclipse

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Photo: A total lunar eclipse that occurred in July of 2018 | ESO A total lunar eclipse will occur on May 26, 2021. Read on to learn more about the […]

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