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Lowell Observatory

1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, Arizona 86001 USA

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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.

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#OMG! If you haven't been here or haven't been here in a while.... You're in for a treat! I took my out of town guest to see the place that discovered Pluto and it was an amazing visit. We went... Read more

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Very impressive, very well run and staff were outstanding. Highly recommend if in the area, very reasonable priced. Read more

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Tim R.

What an amazing historical location. It's a destination in Flagstaff that should not be missed. Pluto was discovered here. Read more

Lowell Observatory

1400 W Mars Hill Rd
Flagstaff, Arizona
86001 USA
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