Catie Blazek


(928) 233-3251

Due to COVID-19, we are not currently accepting new volunteer applications.

Learn the Ropes

As a volunteer at Lowell, you’ll be trained on a variety of telescopes and other stargazing equipment. You will also learn fascinating things about the cosmos, including astrophysics, planetary science, constellation mythology, and much more!

Interact with Guests

Lowell volunteers spend much of their time chatting with guests, answering their questions about the cosmos and operating portable telescopes for guests to view objects through during busy nights at the big telescopes.

Run Open Houses

Volunteers are also our go-to’s for running open houses at the historic buildings on our campus, like the Pluto Discovery Telescope and the Rotunda Museum.

Enjoy Flexible Hours

Our volunteer hours are flexible! We’ll work with you to ensure that volunteering fits into your busy schedule.


The Giovale Open Deck Observatory at Lowell Observatory

Volunteer at the Annual I Heart Pluto Festival

We need all hands on deck for our annual I Heart Pluto Festival each February! The I Heart Pluto Festival is a multi-day event celebrating the anniversary of Pluto’s discovery on February 18, 1930. As a volunteer, you’ll help make this event happen by directing guests on campus, leading VIP groups, and much more, all while enjoying the festivities!

Covid-19 Safety Precautions

Increased cleaning and sanitizing

Temperature and health screening

Social distancing of at least 6ft

Face masks are required

Wash or sanitize your hands often

Phase 2B

Socially-distanced guided tours and family adventures, offered on a limited basis, with small groups.