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Livestream November 17 @ 7pm MST

Shocked Poststarburst Galaxy Candidates | A Decade of Exploration with the Lowell Discovery Telescope

Galaxies that are transitional between active star-forming and quiescent phases are known as shocked poststarburst galaxies. Antoniu Fodor of the University of Toledo—one of Lowell Observatory’s LDT institutional science partners—uses the LDT to identify and study them. On November 17, he will join Lowell Historian Kevin Schindler to share the results of this research.

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Livestream November 17 @ 10pm MST

Interactive Stargazing | It's Stargazing, Reimagined!

You will tell Lowell Observatory where to point the telescope in this LIVE Interactive Stargazing experience!

Get ready for the BRAND NEW Interactive Stargazing 2.0: Discover the skies with Lowell Observatory, live from our Giovale Open Deck Observatory. Make requests for objects you want to see in the night sky! Get even more in-depth knowledge of the night sky with each object we observe through our 14″ PlaneWave CDK telescope, informative presentations, and live chat interaction, all from the comfort of your home! It’s stargazing, reimagined.

*Note: Programming may be adjusted due to inclement weather.

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November 2022

The Mars Hill Outlook: What's In The Sky in November 2022?

Tune in to the latest addition of Mars Hill Outlook, your new source for what to look for in the sky each month. 🔭🪐

Lowell senior educator and TikTok star Ariel Daniel is your eye in the sky, reporting on upcoming astronomical events and how to view planets, stars, and more from your backyard. Tune in and let us know which objects YOU are going to view this month in the comments below!

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Streamed Live on November 8

Total Lunar Eclipse

Rewatch the total lunar eclipse! Lowell Historian Kevin Schindler and Moon expert John Compton provide moon insights and beautiful views.

*Note: Programming may be adjusted due to inclement weather.

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Streamed Live October 15

Shredded Stars and Gamma-ray Bursts

The Lowell Discovery Telescope is an ideal tool for exploring dramatic cosmological events, such as the shredding of stars by black holes and the emission of gamma-ray bursts when neutron stars collide. Join Dr. Brad Cenko, Research Astrophysicist of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and University of Maryland, along with graduate students Erica Hammerstein and Brendan O’Connor will join Lowell Historian Kevin Schindler to discuss these phenomena.

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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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