Director’s Opportunity Network

Day 1 | Arrival to the Canary Islands Day 2 | La Palma: 10.4m Gran Telescopio Canarias/Wine Tasting/Nature Center La Rosa Day 3 | Tenerife: Teide Observatory Day 4 | […]

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March’s Sky

[…] the year as well as a collection of bright planets visible in the morning sky. Next month, we’ll look forward to the Lyrid Meteor Shower, whose parent comet body is […]

Astronomy Is for Everyone | National Astronomy Day 2020

By Madison Mooney National Astronomy Day was started in 1973 by Doug Berger, the president of the Astronomical Association of Northern California at the time. Originally, the day was celebrated […]

AstroAlert: Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician who broke barriers, has died

Hi everyone, [vcex_spacing size=”10px”] Sad news: Pioneering NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson died today at the age of 101. [vcex_spacing size=”10px”] Born in West Virginia in 1918, Johnson was fascinated by […]

24″ Clark Refractor 125th Anniversary

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Celebrating the 2020 June Solstice

[…] On June 20, 2020, those of us in the Northern Hemisphere will experience the longest day of the year. This astronomical event, called the June Solstice, marks the official beginning […]

Solar System

Lowell astronomers carry out a wide diversity of research programs with goals tied to understanding the nature, formation, habitability, and evolution of planetary bodies in our solar system. This work […]

AstroAlert: New telescope named in honor of astronomer Vera Rubin

Hi everyone, [vcex_spacing size=”10px”] It was announced this week that a major new telescope will be named in honor of trailblazing astronomer Vera Rubin, who died in 2016. [vcex_spacing size=”10px”] […]

The Star of Bethlehem

[…] two or more planets, as seen from our two-dimensional view on Earth, appear to be next to each other. This is a plausible explanation for a number of reasons. First, […]

View from Mars Hill: Great Conjunction arrives just in time for the holidays

[…] shot through Lowell’s Saturn Gate earlier this month | Amanda Bosh By Kevin Schindler The next nine days will be something for sky watchers to behold, with the sparkling Geminid […]