24" Dyer Telescope Premium Access


75 minutes

8:00pm – 9:15pm
9:45pm – 10:00pm*


Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
(Not available on Tuesdays)


$525 (flat rate)

Up to 10 cohabitating or cotraveling guests


*Please note that times change monthly due to daylight hours.


Experience the universe up-close.

Enjoy our newest, state-of-the-art telescope.

This private, personalized expedition across the stars lasts 75 minutes* and offers an exclusive opportunity to view the cosmos through Lowell Observatory’s newest telescope. Because of the sophistication and speed of the 24-inch Dyer Telescope, our specially trained educators can offer you an impressive number and variety of celestial objects for viewing and will customize the experience to your interests.

To keep groups separate, please do not arrive more than 15 minutes in advance of your scheduled start time. Masks are required** and telescope eyepieces will be sanitized between use by staff and guests. Due to the smaller size of the Dyer Dome, there may be times when an educator will come within 6 feet of guests during the duration of your Premium Access experience. Additionally, doors will be kept open to allow for increased ventilation. Face masks are required inside the dome, and guests who are not observing may step outside to the surrounding plaza in order to maintain social distancing.

*Barring any operational issues and weather permitting.
**Masks are optional when you are outdoors, but they are required whenever you are indoors or viewing through telescopes.


A guided journey through the cosmos that allows you to choose your own destinations.

What to Expect

As a VIP guest, you will have private access to the Dyer Dome, which offers interior space for 2 socially distanced guests at a time and one educator. At the telescope, an educator will show you the best the night sky has to offer—planets, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies, and more—and tell you about how stars evolve, what forms they take during their lifetimes, or how the rings of Saturn came to be. Outside of the telescope dome, your educator will use a high-powered laser pointer to indicate prominent stars and constellations while sharing epic tales of how the stars first formed.

About the Dyer

This Premium Access experience is an exclusive group opportunity to traverse the universe with our 24-inch Dyer Telescope. This telescope is a PlaneWave CDK24a, an f/6.5 corrected Dall-Kirkham astrograph that offers an exceptionally sharp view of the sky. Although the Dyer Telescope is new, its dome used to house the 16-inch McAllister Telescope, a Boller & Chivens reflector that many returning guests will remember.

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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 with mixed groups of 10 or less, full schedule in effect
  • Premium Access to the 24” Clark Refractor or the 24” Dyer Telescope, private stargazing experiences for guests cohabiting or cotraveling in groups of 10 or less

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The universe awaits.