Celebrating the 2024 June Solstice

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Though school is out and the weather is warming up, it hasn’t been summer just yet—at least, not from an astronomical standpoint. Today (June 20, 2024), those of us in […]

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Lisa Actor Moves Toward Retirement

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By Kevin Schindler, Historian & Public Information Officer   In 1928, Lowell Observatory found itself in dire need of someone to lead a renewed search for a new planet. Succeeding […]

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Itinerary for A Summer Day at Lowell

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Itinerary for Summer Day at Lowell The weather is warming up and the days are getting longer. Since October, Lowell has been on its fall opening schedule: closed Monday and […]

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Lowell Observatory Hires Leslie Currie as Chief Philanthropy Officer

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Lowell Observatory Hires Leslie Currie as Chief Philanthropy Officer We’re proud to introduce Leslie Currie, Lowell Observatory’s new Chief Philanthropy Officer! Leslie will lead fundraising efforts as the observatory prepares […]

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How to Observe the 2024 Lyrid Meteor Shower

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By Madison Mooney The Lyrid meteor shower peaks on the night of April 21 and the wee hours of April 22, but meteors will remain visible until April 29! What […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Lowell Observatory Hosting Events for April 8 Total Solar Eclipse

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Lowell Observatory Hosting Events for April 8 Total Solar Eclipse Lowell Observatory is hosting two public events for the eclipse—one along the path of totality in Waco, Texas, and the […]

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Itinerary for a Spring Day at Lowell Observatory

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Itinerary for a Spring Day at Lowell Observatory So, you’d like to visit the observatory, but you’re not sure of the best way to budget your time? Never fear: check […]

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Jupiter During Daylight: Why it Happens and How to View It

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Jupiter During Daylight: Why it Happens and How to View It You may think of telescope viewing as a strictly nighttime activity, but that’s not always the case! Some planets, […]

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I Heart Pluto 2024 | Night of Discovery Event

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I Heart Pluto 2024 | Night of Discovery Event Doors @ 6pm | Show @ 7pm On the evening of February 18, 2024, Lowell Observatory and the Orpheum Theater will […]

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[PRESS RELEASE] Diana Gabaldon To Headline Lowell Observatory’s 2024 I Heart Pluto Festival

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Lowell Observatory is pleased to announce Diana Gabaldon as the keynote speaker for the 2024 I Heart Pluto Festival’s Night of Discovery event. Gabaldon is an award-winning author and the […]

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Celestial Alert: Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks December 14

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[December 07, 2023] The Geminid Meteor Shower peaks on the night of December 13th and into the morning of the 14th. This is considered to be the best meteor shower […]

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Press Release: LOWELL OBSERVATORY & GRAND CANYON CONSERVANCY PARTNER IN LIVESTREAM EVENT

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November 2, 2023 LOWELL OBSERVATORY AND GRAND CANYON CONSERVANCY PARTNER IN LIVESTREAM EVENT: NATIVE CONSTELLATION STORYTELLING FOR WINTER SKIES [Flagstaff; Grand Canyon, Arizona] – Lowell Observatory is proud to announce a unique […]

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