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Upcoming Videos

December 7 @ 7pm MST

Interactive Stargazing

Join Lowell Observatory educators at the Giovale Open Deck Observatory for a guided, interactive observing session. After showcasing some planned celestial objects through our 14″ PlaneWave CDK telescope, we’ll let you choose which objects to see next via YouTube’s chat function. It’s stargazing, reimagined.

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December 16 @ 6:30pm MST

Clark 125th Anniversary | Merope and the Pleiades

Join us for a livestream celebration of the 125th anniversary of the historic Clark Refractor!

•Lowell Historian Kevin Schindler will discuss famous visitors to the Clark in the past, from pop culture icons to leading politicians.
•Lowell educators at the Clark Refractor will share live views of the Pleiades and its member star Merope, which VM Slipher studied in proving the existence of interstellar dust.
•Astronomy Magazine Editor-in-Chief Dave Eicher will also join Schindler to discuss Slipher’s groundbreaking research and how it changed our concept of the universe.

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Mars Hill Almanac

November 2021

Tune into Mars Hill Almanac each month to see what’s happening in the night sky! This month we discuss the partial lunar eclipse on Nov 19th, a close conjunction between Aldebaran and Ceres, the Leonids meteor shower (and more)!

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Streamed Live November 19

Partial Lunar Eclipse 2021

Re-watch the 2021 Partial Lunar Eclipse with us! If you weren’t able to catch it live, you can still experience the splendor with our livestream. Our experts discussed the science of eclipses, the best ways to view them, Lowell’s history with the moon, and much more!

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Streamed live November 18

Clark 125th Anniversary | Moon Mapping, Past and Present

Enjoy our November celebration of the 125th anniversary of the historic Clark Refractor!

•Lowell Historian Kevin Schindler discusses ways the Clark Dome has been rotated through the years, including on pontoons in a trough of saltwater.
•Astronomy historian Dr. Bill Sheehan discusses these classic moon maps and how they compare to modern mapping of the moon and planets.
•Lowell educators at the Clark Refractor also share live views of the Moon, which artists and scientists mapped 50 years ago in support of the Apollo program.

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Cosmic Coffee

A series that explores a different topic in astronomy or planetary science each week.

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Stargazing Reimagined

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Meet an Astronomer

Meet some of Lowell’s astronomers and hear about their research.

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Science Challenges for Kids

STEM challenges kids can do at home.

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Lowell42

Learn about “life, the universe, and everything” through this unique lecture series that connects the humanities to the sciences.

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Experience Wonder

Experience the wonder that is Lowell Observatory.

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Science Stories

Hear about our astronomers’ research and updates about our telescopes.

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Kelly's Space

Science experiments kids can do at home hosted by Lowell Educator Kelly Ferguson.

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From the Archives

Informational features on items from our collections hosted by Lowell Historian Kevin Schindler.

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Flagstaff's Lunar Legacy

Highlights from the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first Apollo mission to the moon.

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Newsworthy

Noteworthy news stories.

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