Telescopes & Facilities

Lowell Observatory operates multiple research telescopes on three campuses in northern Arizona.

Astrophysical Materials Laboratory at Northern Arizona University

A Tradition of Cutting-Edge Research

Lowell has been at the forefront of astronomical research for well over a century, with critical discoveries made from the inner solar system to the far reaches of the universe. The first detection of the expanding universe and the discovery of Pluto are but two of the foundation blocks upon which Lowell’s legacy of research has been built.

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