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2021 No. 1, Issue 121

Special Astronomy Discovery Center (ADC) Issue

  • The Kemper & Ethel Marley Foundation Astronomy Discovery Center
  • The ADC Planning & Design Team
  • Staff Highlight: Samantha Gorney
  • Funding the Dream: Turning Vision into Reality
  • Artist Renderings
  • Otto & Gallina Franz and the Cosmic Classroom
  • Naming Opportunities
  • The Diverse Universe

Fall 2020, Issue 120

  • Cool, Pulsating Yellow Supergiants Found in the Large Magellanic Cloud
  • Lowell Scientists Help Characterize 2nd Known Minimoon
  • New Fund for Premium Access Experiences
  • New Operations Manager Amanda Bosh
  • Robert Burnham and his Celestial Handbook
  • Dispatches from the Universe: The Universe from One to Ten
  • Staff Highlight: Dave & Lucky
  • In Memoriam
  • Looking Back: Stars Aligned for the Lowell Observatory Foundation

Summer 2020, Issue 119

  • Lowell Observatory Solar Telescope Sees First Light
  • Michael West Awarded Fulbright Scholarship
  • Lowell Wins Viola Awards
  • Meteorites Collected from AZ Fall
  • Strange, Dismembered Star Cluster at Galaxy’s Edge
  • Dispatches from the Universe: A Little Larger Than the Entire Universe
  • Staff Highlight: Heidi Larson
  • SBA Visits Flagstaff Businesses
  • New Planetary Photos from Old Negatives
  • The Legacy of E.C. Slipher, Phased Reopening Plan

Spring 2020, Issue 118

  • New Agreement with Discovery, Inc.
  • Dimming of Betelgeuse Likely Due to Dust
  • Employee and Team of the Year
  • LDT Partner Perspective
  • Temporary Closure
  • Dispatches from the Universe: Shake the Sky
  • Staff Highlight: Jim Cole
  • New Online Programming
  • Gift from the Robinsons
  • Record Fundraising

Winter 2019, Issue 117

  • Superfast Star Found Leaving the Milky Way
  • 2I/Borisov, an Interstellar Comet
  • Lights, Cameras…Norway
  • Introducing Kyler Kuehn
  • Dispatches from the Universe: The Colors of the Night
  • Giovale Open Deck Observatory Pictures
  • Charles Simonyi Headlines Lowell42
  • Giovale Open Deck Observatory Bathroom Exhibits
  • Staff Highlight: Mary DeMuth

Fall 2019, Issue 116

  • Lowell Receives $14.5 Million for New Education Center
  • Lowell Celebrates 125th Anniversary
  • Giovale Open Deck Observatory Now Open
  • Introducing Ultima Thule
  • Changes to Navajo-Hopi Program
  • Dispatches from the Universe: Laika’s Ashes
  • Research that Breeds Discovery
  • Meet Danielle Adams
  • The Red Shirts of Lowell
  • What Our Guests are Saying

Spring 2019, Issue 115

  • Breaking Ground for the GODO
  • GODO Update
  • Star Flung into Galactic Halo by Massive Black Hole
  • Dispatches from the Universe: Heaven, Hell, and every In Between
  • New Names on the Moon
  • 2018 DON Tour
  • Tombaugh’s Forgotten Legacy (Part 2)
  • Meet Ken and Audrey Spencer
  • Farewell Bill, Mica, and Peter
  • Ayers Sciences Fund Supports 5th-Graders
  • Gift Shop Modifications

Fall 2018, Issue 114

  • Chasing Shadows in Senegal
  • C-Span Cities Tour Visits Flagstaff
  • GODO Progress
  • CubeSat to Explore Nearby Stars
  • Dispatches from the Youniverse
  • Lawrence Lowell (Pluto Discovery) Telescope
  • The Forgotten Legacy of Clyde Tombaugh
  • Michael & Karen Kitt
  • Flagstaff’s Lunar Legacy
  • Meet Joe Wagner
  • Research Observing on Mars Hill

Spring 2018, Issue 113

  • Meet Astronomer Jennifer Hanley
  • Meet Astronomer Michael Mommert
  • All Systems GODO!
  • GODO Funding Opportunities
  • Dispatches from the Universe: The Man Who Saved the Universe
  • Dave Eicher Joins Advisory Board
  • Employee and Team of the Year
  • Lowell Putnam Receives Honorary Degree
  • Highlights of AAS
  • Dave Schleicher Receives NASA Grant
  • Annual Fund Supports Collections

Winter 2017, Issue 112

  • DOUBLE ISSUE: Gerard van Belle Heads NPOI
  • Giovale Open Deck Observatory
  • Junior Astronomer Program
  • Expanding LOCKs
  • Stephen Riggs Joins Lowell
  • The Next Chapter
  • The Lowells’ Love of Plants
  • Dispatches from the Universe: Life, the Universe, and the Peter Principle
  • Pluto Telescope and Dome Renovation Photos
  • PLS Members the Sutherlands
  • Spinning Comet
  • IAU Names Pluto Features
  • Observing an Occultation of Triton, Mars and Beyond

Fall 2017, Issue 111

ECLIPSE ISSUE: A Moving Experience

  • Eclipse at Lowell
  • Madras Event Brings Out Media
  • Two Minutes We’ll Never Forget
  • Eclipse Event Images
  • All Ages Capitalize in Madras
  • Ferrises Return for Madras Event
  • Flagstaff Educators in Madras
  • Let’s Do it Again!
  • Thank You to Sponsors

 

Spring 2017, Issue 110

  • Understanding the Sun and its Solar Siblings
  • DCT and Dark Skies at AAS
  • Comet History at Lowell Pt. 2
  • Clyde Tombaugh’s Offer Letter
  • Dispatches from the Universe: Serendipity
  • Remembering Peter Collins
  • Pluto Telescope Renovation
  • Vera Rubin: 1928-2016
  • MIT Camp Returns to Lowell
  • Marley Foundation

Winter 2016, Issue 109

  • NIHTS Coming Online
  • Welcome George Jacoby (Deputy Director for Technology)
  • Marcus Cometary Research Fund
  • Comet History at Lowell Pt. 1
  • Own Alan’s Car
  • Flagstaff Astronomy Symposium
  • Dispatches from the Universe: Things Aren’t Always As They Appear
  • Event Celebrates Percival Lowell
  • Melding Research and Education
  • Letter to Dr. von Braun
  • From the LMI Gallery
  • Results of Donor Survey

Fall 2016, Issue 108

  • The CI Tau b Young Giant Planet: A First of its Kind Detection
  • Guest Column –
  • Pluto: One Year Later
  • Elizabeth Roemer
  • Dispatches from the Universe: A Brief History of the Youniverse
  • Remarkable Imaging of LMI
  • Remembering Frank Paschal
  • Mallincam Gives Visitors Live Astronomy Video
  • Carl Lampland Collection Part 2
  • Todd Gonzales Joins Development Team
  • Guest Comments
  • Volunteers Rediscover the Red-Shift

Summer 2016, Issue 107

  • Dark Skies
  • PLS Members Bill and Susan Ahearn
  • Breaking the Speed Limit: The Hunt for Fast-Spinning Asteroids
  • The Discovery of the Kuiper Belt
  • Dispatches from the Universe: While Flagstaff Slept
  • Slipher Building Centennial
  • Changes to Public Program
  • Clark Telescope Ties in South Carolina
  • Welcome Bruce Kosavech
  • Summer Camp Registration Open

Spring 2016, Issue 106

  • Four Questions with Michael West
  • PLS Members Rick and Mary Ann Woods
  • AAS Meeting
  • The Lowell Observatory Foundation
  • Love and Litter
  • Where’s the Lute?
  • Sharing Space with Guests
  • Flagstaff Astro Symposium
  • Team and Employee of the Year
  • Being a Post-Doc at Lowell

Fall 2015, Issue 105 – Extended Issue

  • New Horizon’s Unveils Pluto’s Secrets
  • Bound for Chile!
  • Volunteer Highlight
  • Pluto Circle Members Celebrate Flyby
  • Education On Board SOFIA
  • Talking Historic Telescopes
  • Lowell Scientists Observe Pluto Occultation
  • Pluto at 85 Exhibit
  • Lowell Hosts Pluto Palooza
  • Pluto Through the Years Picture Timeline
  • Lowell Well Represented at Pluto Flyby Headquarters
  • Image of America Book Coming in 2016
  • First Day Jitters
  • Latest DCT Image
  • Volunteers Play Critical Role in Archives
  • Lowell Awarded Art and Science Fund Grant
  • LOCKs Donors
  • Clark Telescope Renovation Completed
  • The Far End of the Journey Clark Book

Summer 2015, Issue 104

  • Lowell Welcomes Yale as DCT Partner
  • Navajo-Hopi Program
  • Announcing the Lowell Observatory Foundation
  • Welcome New DDS Michael West
  • REU Student Ryan Muzzio Returns for Third Summer
  • Monday Nights at Lowell
  • Welcome New DDA Anne LaBruzzo
  • Gala Wrap Up
  • Welcome to the DON
  • Lowell Wins Museum Award

Spring 2015, Issue 103

  • Pluto: The Next Chapter
  • Sharing Pluto with the Public
  • Discovery Channel Commercial
  • Rockows Sponsor Pluto at 85
  • Pluto and Beyond Gala
  • Exploring the Carl Lampand Files

Winter 2015, Issue 102

  • Bill Putnam Death
  • Wolf-Rayet Stars
  • Video Observing with Public
  • Science on a Sphere
  • #YearofPluto events, the Spahns

Fall 2014, Issue 101

  • Cool Stars Conference
  • Trustee’s & Director’s Updates
  • Youth Camps, Gene Hill
  • Tour Leads to LARI Participation
  • Mayda Arias
  • In Memoriam

Summer 2014, Issue 100

  • Lisa Prato
  • Director’s Update
  • Hunter & Covey Awards
  • LARI
  • Volunteers of the Year
  • Mark Kelly Event
  • Lowell’s Last Observing Session
  • Nat White Award
  • Summer Camps
  • In Memoriam

Bill Putnam, Issue 99

  • Putnam Legacy
  • Trustee’s Update
  • Director’s Update
  • My Boss Bill Putnam
  • Kitty Putnam
  • Putnam Family
  • Bill Putnam Contributions

Fall 2013, Issue 98

  • Nick Moskovitz
  • Director’s Update
  • Joe Sims
  • Comet ISON
  • DCT Early Science
  • Collections Center Groundbreaking
  • Evolving Universe Exhibit
  • Lowell Webcam

Spring 2013, Issue 97

  • Molecules in Exoplanet Atmosphere
  • Director’s Update
  • Suited for Space Exhibit
  • Restore the Clark
  • NEOs
  • LARI
  • Trustee Wins Viola Award

Winter 2013, Issue 96

  • Exoplanet Search
  • Director’s Update
  • Cool Stars 18
  • LMI Sees First Light
  • End-of-Year Appeal
  • Archiving the Baum Collection
  • Chandler Solar System Walk
  • In Memoriam

Fall 2012, Issue 95

  • First Light Gala
  • Director’s Update
  • Library/Collections Center
  • V. M. Slipher’s Legacy
  • Annular Eclipse
  • Transit of Venus
  • Upcoming Events

Spring 2012, Issue 94

  • Comet Lovejoy
  • Director’s Update
  • A Night with the Clark
  • Uncle Percy’s Adventures in Space
  • Planned Giving
  • Astronomy Field Trips
  • Upcoming Events

Winter 2012, Issue 93

  • Eyes on the Mountain
  • Director’s Letter
  • Moon Mapping at Lowell
  • DCT Agreements
  • Profile Stories
  • TIME World’s 100 Most Important Places

Fall 2011, Issue 92

  • From Discovering to Describing
  • Director’s Letter
  • Three New Astronomers
  • Dr. Ted Bowell Retires
  • John Radway
  • Departures and Arrivals
  • In Memoriam

Summer 2011, Issue 91

  • Exploring Strange New Worlds
  • Director’s Update
  • Dedicating the G-M Lodge
  • Planned Giving Update
  • New Board Member
  • All in the Family
  • Lord of the Stars