Messier Marathon 2022
March 11 - 12
Online from 6:30 p.m. - 6 a.m.
In person from 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
(In-person included with General Admission)
An Overnight Virtual Star Party
Lowell Observatory is proud to present the 3rd annual Messier Marathon, an all-night virtual star party, during which we’ll hunt for all 110 objects in Charles Messier’s famous catalog. These are among the most prominent deep-sky objects visible in the night sky, including a variety of star clusters, nebulae, galaxies. We’ll broadcast live from the Giovale Open Deck Observatory (GODO), using our state-of-the-art 14″ PlaneWave telescope and MallinCam system. Throughout the night, we’ll hear from members of Lowell’s superstar educator staff about what we’re viewing, facts about the Messier catalog, and much more. There are sure to be plenty of laughs and fun along the way, too!
You can also download your own Messier Objects sheet to check off the objects you find with us.
*Note: Programming can be canceled due to inclement weather.