The Story of Pluto: A Virtual Exhibit from Lowell Archives

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In the spring of 2021, NAU student Melissa Valenzuela was awarded the NAU/NASA Space Research Grant to design a virtual exhibit about Pluto. She started her internship at Lowell Observatory […]

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

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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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PRESS RELEASE: LOWELL OBSERVATORY NAMES FIRST PERCIVAL LOWELL SCHOLAR

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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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Discover the Night | International Dark Sky Week 2022

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International Dark Sky Week is an annual event, held during the first new Moon of April. This year, it falls on the week of April 22-30. Read on to learn […]

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What is a Lunar Eclipse?

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By Claire Gibson, Lowell Educator May 15, 2022 8:29 pm– This year’s first total lunar eclipse will sweep across the Americas, Europe, and Africa. Mark your calendars for the longest […]

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

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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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What’s in the Sky This Month | April 2022

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April will bring some meteor showers, constellations galore, and—galactic cannibalism?! Get into the spring spirit and read on to learn about the space objects that will be lighting up the […]

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5 Reasons Why the 2022 Total Lunar Eclipse is a Must-See

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On the evening of May 15 and into the wee hours of May 16, a total lunar eclipse will grace the skies of North and South America, Europe, Africa, and […]

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View from Mars Hill: The Lowell Discovery Telescope by the numbers

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As posted on the Arizona Daily Sun website on 3/26/2022. Aluminum is traditionally used to commemorate 10-year anniversaries. That’s appropriate for such a recognition on April 3 as the preeminent […]

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Messier Marathon 2022: An Overnight Virtual Star Party

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French astronomer Charles Messier is best known for compiling an astronomical catalog of 110 nebulae and faint star clusters. A comet hunter by trade, Messier discovered a total of 13 […]

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I♥Pluto Festival 2022 | Who Was Clyde Tombaugh?

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The 2022 I♥Pluto Festival is in full swing! We’ll be celebrating the February 18, 1930 discovery of Pluto from now until February 21st, 2022. Many of our events happening this […]

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LOWELL OBSERVATORY PRESS RELEASE: MOTHER ROAD BREWING COMPANY TEAMS WITH LOWELL OBSERVATORY ON “LOWELL LAGER”

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February 10, 2022 Discover Mother Road’s second beer promoting Lowell’s annual I Heart Pluto Festival.  Flagstaff, AZ — Mother Road Brewing Company and Lowell Observatory are pleased to co-create the kind […]

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