General Admission for Two or Four or One-Year Membership for One to Lowell Observatory (Up to 54% Off)

Flagstaff

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$12 for two general admission tickets (a $24 value)
$22 for four general admission tickets (a $48 value)
$29 for a basic one-year membership for one (a $60 value)

Members receive the following benefits:

  • Free admission to the observatory for a family (two adults plus minor children) and two guest passes
  • Discounts in the astronomy gift shop
  • A subscription to the quarterly newsletter "The Lowell Observer"
  • Free admission to more than 300 science centers participating in the Association of Science - Technology Centers’ Passport Program

Lowell Observatory

Pluto. The solar system's most mysterious planetary body owes its discovery to the Lowell Observatory. It was here, in 1902, that Percival Lowell first suspected the possible existence of the cold, lonely body. However, Pluto isn't the only feather in the observatory's astronomical cap. Lowell astronomers also noted the the first evidence of the expanding universe, and measured the motions and properties of distant stars. In the 21st century, a staff of nearly 90 continues to look skyward in search of scientific breakthroughs.

Visitors can interact with these achievements at the Steele Visitor Center. Opened during the observatory's centennial year in 1994, the center carries on Percival Lowell's astronomy advocacy by welcoming more than 80,000 guests each year. In addition to tour and lectures, guests can peer through telescopes, visit engrossing exhibits, and take in educational multimedia shows.

in addition to celebrating their heritage, t he astronomers at the Lowell Observatory are also looking towards the future. In 2012, they celebrated the completion of the new Discovery Channel Telescope. The 4.3-meter scope opens an even wider eye into the secrets of the universe and its foundations, and expands the research possibilities for the observatory's team of scientists. The telescope also serve the public good, lending its breathtaking images to programming produced by Discovery Communications.

Reviews

The exhibits and historic buildings are fascinating, especially the building housing the Clark telescope, which features amazing wood construction

rcatesby, TripAdvisor, 11/17/12

Lowell Observatory will not only clarify some mysteries of the universe, but show you wonders beyond your wildest imagination.

Rita Boehm, Examiner.com, 8/26/10

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    Flagstaff

    1400 W Mars Hill Rd

    Flagstaff, Arizona 86001

    928-774-3358

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In a Nutshell

Observatory founded in 1894 is most famous for discovering Pluto and for having the fifth largest telescope in the continental United States

The Fine Print

Expires Oct 30th, 2013. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Must activate by expiration date on your Groupon, membership expires 1 year from activation date. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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