lowell observatory

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1400 W Mars Hill Rd., Flagstaff, AZ 86001 1400 W Mars Hill Rd., Flagstaff Directions
+19287743358
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Report | 17 hours ago
Get there before the presentations start. Plan on being there for at least 2-3 hrs.
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Come prepare for rain & cooler temperatures during monsoons as well as limited telescope viewing.
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Report | 5 days ago
Take the tours and listen to a lecture. It's well worth the time.
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Report | 6 days ago
Really enjoyed going in evening to see moon and planets.
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Report | 11 days ago
Wear comfortable shoes
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Report | 13 days ago
Programs are during the day at night only viewing of stars. Able to see rings on Saturn and see details of Jupiter.
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Stay until dark
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Report | 14 days ago
Go after 5:30 pm. Many of the telescopes are set up at 6:00.
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Report | 14 days ago
Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to take lots of pictures as the grounds are beautiful !!
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Report | a month ago
If it is a cloudy day don't plan on seeing through the telescopes but the tour guide was great!
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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 over 100 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 tours and lectures, guests can peer through telescopes, visit engrossing exhibits, and take in educational multimedia shows.

In addition to celebrating their heritage, the astronomers at the Lowell Observatory are also looking towards the future. In 2012, they celebrated the completion of the Discovery Channel Telescope. The 4.3-meter scope opens an even wider eye into the secrets of the universe and expands the possibility of discovery for the observatory's team of scientists. The telescope also serves the public good, lending its breathtaking images to programming produced by Discovery Communications.

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