• Astronomy Discovery Center

  • Astronomy Discovery Center

  • Astronomy Discovery Center

  • Astronomy Discovery Center

Overview

A New Way to Discover the Universe

Opening by 2024

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This space will be a place where curious visitors come to be awed by the cosmos and learn about astronomy.

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Opening by 2024

The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation Astronomy Discovery Center at Lowell Observatory will be a place where curious visitors come to be awed by the cosmos and learn about astronomy.

A growing body of evidence indicates that “free-choice” learning experiences at private science centers contribute more significantly to the public’s scientific literacy than science coursework in high school or college. For children, experiences gained in science centers are major predictors for future science inquiry skills and academic achievement.

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Stellar Experiences

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We have worked closely with the Flagstaff community to select elements for a new Astronomy Discovery Center that are unique to our capabilities while addressing future visitor needs and interests. The new 40,000-square-foot Center will include the following key destination features.

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Explore the ADC Floor Plan

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ADC 1st Floor

  • Prism Hall
  • Starry Skies Shop
  • Cafe
  • Origins Gallery
  • Astronomy Gallery I
  • Curiosity Zone
  • Exhibit galleries 3 and 4 (future expansion)
  • Universe Theater
  • Universe Theater Gateway
  • Level 1 Landing
  • Stairway to the Stars

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ADC 2nd Floor

  • Great Planetary Hall and Dwarf Planet Patio
  • Cosmic Classroom
  • Curiosity Overlook
  • Level 2 Landing and Stairway to the Stars

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ADC 3rd Floor

  • Richard F. Caris Skylight Terrace
  • Portal to the Sky
  • Level 3 Landing and Stairway to the Stars

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ADC 4th Floor

  • Dark Sky Planetarium

 

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The Astronomy Discovery Center will be a place where curious visitors come to be awed by the cosmos and learn about astronomy.

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Starry Skies Shop

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24-inch Dyer Telescope

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Giovale Open Deck Observatory

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Virtual Exhibits

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