Ingenuity and Legacy: Clyde Tombaugh’s Remarkable Telescope

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This past July, the Heritage Auction House listed a lot consisting of several items of historic interest. Among a saucer once owned by Martha Washington, a lock of Abraham Lincoln’s […]

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PRESS RELEASE: LOWELL OBSERVATORY POINTS PUBLIC TELESCOPES AT SATURN AS RINGED PLANET MAKES CLOSEST APPROACH OF YEAR

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAUGUST 8, 2022 ***Contact details appear below Flagstaff, AZ. – Saturn will soon be at its biggest and brightest of the year, and Lowell Observatory is celebrating with […]

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Mars Hill Quick Report: July 11-17

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Welcome back to the Mars Hill Quick Report, a bite-sized weekly news update from Lowell Observatory! Each week, we’ll give you the short version of upcoming events at Lowell and beyond, […]

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Mars Hill Quick Report: June 27-July 3

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Welcome back to the Mars Hill Quick Report, a bite-sized weekly news update from Lowell Observatory! Each week, we’ll give you the short version of upcoming events at Lowell and beyond, […]

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Lowell Observatory Presents: A Night of Discovery at the Orpheum Theater

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On February 18, 2022, Lowell Observatory and the Orpheum Theater present A Night of Discovery, commemorating the anniversary of Clyde Tombaugh’s discovery of the icy world Pluto on February 18, […]

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This Week in Astronomy History: April 26 – May 2

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Photo: The opening day ceremony of the Goddard Space Flight Center on March 16, 1961 | NASA – Great Images in NASA Description May 1, 1959: Goddard Space Flight Center […]

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This Week in Astronomy History: March 29 – April 4

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Photo: A mosaic of Mercury images taken by the Mariner 10 spacecraft during its approach on March 29, 1974 | NASA March 29, 1974: Mariner 10 becomes the first space […]

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Deep Space Spotlight: NGC 1365, the Great Barred Spiral Galaxy

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Photo: NGC 1365, aka the Great Barred Spiral Galaxy | ESA/Hubble & NASA, J. Lee and the PHANGS-HST Team NGC 1365 is an enormous, visually-stunning spiral galaxy located in the […]

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How to View the Opposition of Mars | The Red Planet at its Biggest and Brightest

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Photo: An artist’s rendition of Mars in proximity to Earth | Getty Images Mars is reaching full opposition on October 13, 2020, when it will be biggest and brightest in […]

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Olympus Mons | The Biggest Hotspot in the Solar System

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Photo: a computer-generated view of Olympus Mons | Dreksler Astral Mars, our closest planetary neighbor, is cool for a ton of reasons—it’s named after the Roman god of war, it’s […]

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View From Mars Hill: The Owl Cluster

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Photo: the Clark Dome | Raymond Dake Photography By Kevin Schindler In the opening scene of the 1963 epic comedy film, It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Jimmy Durante’s […]

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Celebrating the 2020 Fall Equinox

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Photo: The rising Sun, as seen through the Fall Equinox horizon marker at the Giovale Open Deck Observatory. What is an equinox? An equinox is the moment at which which […]

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