Premium Access: 24″ Dyer Telescope


75 minutes


Daily except Tues.

Start times change monthly, see schedule below


$575 (flat rate)
Up to 10 guests

Experience the universe up-close with our state-of-the-art 24-inch Dyer Telescope.

This private, personalized expedition across the stars lasts 75 minutes and offers an exclusive opportunity to view the cosmos through Lowell Observatory’s newest telescope. Because of the sophistication and speed of the 24-inch Dyer Telescope, our specially trained educators can offer you an impressive number and variety of celestial objects for viewing and will customize the experience to your interests. Tickets also include all-day general admission to the Lowell Observatory.


*Barring any operational issues and weather permitting.

Monthly Schedule

For best viewing, start times for Dyer Premium Access are subject to sunset times and change throughout the year.

6:30pm and 8:15pm

6:50pm and 8:35pm

7:20pm and 9:05pm

8pm and 9:45pm

8:30pm and 10:15pm

8:30pm and 10:15pm

8:30pm and 10:15pm

8:15pm and 10pm

7:30pm and 9:15pm

6:45pm and 8:30pm

6:15pm and 8pm

6pm and 7:45pm

Think of this Premium Access experience as a guided journey through the cosmos that allows you to choose your own destinations.** The 24-inch Dyer Telescope is a PlaneWave CDK24a, an f/6.5 Corrected Dall-Kirkham astrograph that offers an exceptionally sharp view of the sky. Although the Dyer Telescope is new, its dome used to house the 16-inch McAllister Telescope, a Boller & Chivens reflector that many returning guests will remember.

At the telescope, an educator will show you the best the night sky has to offer—planets, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies, and more—and tell you about how stars evolve, what forms they take during their lifetimes, or how the rings of Saturn came to be. Outside of the telescope dome, your educator will use a high-powered laser to point out prominent stars and constellations while sharing epic tales of how the stars first formed.

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