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Upcoming: August 3 | 9:30pm PDT

Interactive Stargazing

Enjoy our next installment of our interactive stargazing series from the GODO, the Giovale Open Deck Observatory which house 6 different modern telescopes. Click the video and set a reminder to get notified at the time event, or join us as we go live on August 3 at 9:30pm.

*Note: Programming may be canceled due to weather.

 

 

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Recent Videos

Upcoming: July 23 | 5pm PDT

Clark 125th Anniversary | First Light

On this day in 1896, Lowell Observatory’s 24-inch Clark Refractor saw first light. Thus began the life of one of the world’s most storied telescopes. Join Lowell astronomer Stephen Levine and historian Kevin Schindler as they recount the events leading up to the Clark’s first light and then compare this process to that followed in developing today’s Lowell Discovery Telescope.

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Recent Videos

Streamed Live July 15

Clark 125th Anniversary: Binary Star Research

Join us for a livestream celebration of the 125th anniversary of the historic Clark Refractor! The program runs from 9:30-10:15 pm PDT and includes:

Lowell Historian Kevin Schindler will share the sometimes quirky observing chairs that astronomers used through the years.

Lowell educators at the Clark Refractor will share live views of colorful Albireo, a double star typical of those studied through the years by the enigmatic TJJ See, Jim Christy, and Otto Franz.

Lowell Astronomer Dr. Lisa Prato will join Schindler to discuss the importance of this early double star work and its relevance to her research today.

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What's in the sky this July?

Take a look at what was in the sky during July 2021 with Ariel, a Lowell Observatory Public Programs Educator.

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Streamed Live June 26, 2021

Astronomy Discovery Center Groundbreaking Ceremony

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 “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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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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