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“one of the world's 100 most important places”
Lowell Observatory is an astronomical observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. Lowell Observatory was established in 1894, placing it among the oldest observatories in the United States, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1965. In 2011, the Observatory was named one of "The World's 100 Most Important Places" by TIME. The Observatory's original 24-inch (0.61 m) Alvan Clark Telescope is still in use today for public education. Lowell Observatory hosts 80,000 visitors per year at their Steele Visitors Center who take guided daytime tours and view various wonders of the night sky through the Clark Telescope and other telescopes. It was founded by astronomer Percival Lowell, and run for a time by his third cousin Guy Lowell of Boston's well-known Lowell family. The current trustee of Lowell Observatory is William Lowell Putnam III, grandnephew of founder Percival Lowell and son of long-time trustee Roger Putnam. The position of trustee is historically handed down through the family.
If you love science, stars, views or all of the above this place is so worth the stop. East to get to, plenty of parking and the views from up top are awesome. There are fours available, plenty of... Read more
Really great experience with my boys! The day time tour is a must if you wanna be able to get around at night (very dark) plus good tour to learn the history. Came back at night to look through... Read more
There's a lot to learn at Lowell Observatory from the printed information to the super knowledgeable people / guides. Sit in on the lectures to learn more and come back at nighttime for stargazing... Read more
- Tue: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Sun, Mon, Wed - Sat: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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