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Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, Arizona:

We wish to thank Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia for some of the information on this page. We share information with Wikipedia.

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.

Probably, the Observatory's original 24-inch, Alvan Clark Telescope is the most well known. It is still in use today for public education.

Lowell Observatory hosts 70,000 visitors per year at their Steele Visitors Center who take guided daytime tours and view various wonders of the night sky through the Alvan 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.

Lowell Observatory still operates several telescopes at two main locations in Flagstaff.

Its main facility, is located on Mars Hill about a mile west of downtown Flagstaff. It houses the original 24-inch Alvan Clark Refracting Telescope, although its role today is as a public education tool and not for research. The Alvan Clark Refracting Telescope, built in 1896 for $20,000. It was assembled in Boston by Alvan Clark and then shipped by train to Flagstaff.

Also located on Mars Hill is the 13-inch Pluto Discovery Telescope, that was used used by Clyde Tombaugh in 1930 to discover the dwarf planet Pluto.

The author of this website, George DeLange, had the pleasure of visiting with Clyde Tombaugh on four different occasions and found Clyde to be a very humble, nice man, and a pleasure to visit with.

Lowell Observatory currently operates four research telescopes at its Anderson Mesa dark sky site, located about 12 miles southeast of Flagstaff.

Three of the telescopes at Anderson Mesa are the 72-inch Perkins Telescope (in partnership with Boston University) and the 42-inch John S. Hall Telescope. Lowell is also a partner with the United States Naval Observatory and NRL in the Navy Prototype Optical Interferometer (NPOI) also located at Anderson Mesa.

The Observatory also operates smaller research telescopes at its historic site on Mars Hill and in Australia and Chile.

Lowell Observatory is also currently building the 4.2-meter Discovery Channel Telescope in partnership with Discovery Communications, Inc.


The Visitor Center is wheelchair-accessible (although wheelchairs are not provided), and is the start and end point of guided and self-guided tours of the observatory.

Admission:
Covers day and evening programs; no reservations needed.
Adults: $10
Seniors, AAA, college students: $9
Ages 5–17: $4
Under 5: free
Members: Free

Hours:
Jan–Feb:
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat ---- Noon – 9:30 PM
Tue, Thu, Sun------------Noon – 5:00 PM

Mar­–May:
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 9:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Tue, Thu, Sun 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Jun–Aug:
Daily 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Sep–Oct:
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 9:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Tue, Thu, Sun 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Nov–Dec:
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat Noon – 9:30 PM
Tue, Thu, Sun Noon – 5:00 PM

Special Closures:
Closed: Jan 1, Apr 24, Nov 24, and Dec 24–25
Closed at 5:00 PM: Nov 23 and Dec 31

The telephone for the Visitor Center is (928) 774-3358.

For Recorded Message Call: (928) 233-3211.


How To Get There:

Lowell Observatory is located at 1400 West Mars Hill Road, Flagstaff, Arizona, 86001.

From I 17 & US 40. - 1. Head north on I-17 N toward Exit 341 for 0.4 mi. 2. Continue onto S Milton Rd for 1.5 mi. 3. Turn left toward W Santa Fe Ave for 82 ft. 4. Turn left onto W Santa Fe Ave for 0.4 mi. 5. Turn right onto W Mars Hill Rd. Destination will be on the left in 0.6 mi.

If you are planning to visit Lowell observatory. And if you are coming from outside of Arizona, you could fly into Flagstaff, Arizona and then rent a car.

You also could fly into the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and drive the 144 miles to Flagstaff.

Take the I-17 north to Flagstaff. I-17 will end and turn into Milton Road, leading you into Flagstaff. A trip of 144 miles (232 km) - 2 hours.

There is also a Sky Harbor - Flagstaff shuttle.

There are many hotels and motels in both areas and if you need a place to stay; Priceline.com can arrange that for you.

We have some links to Priceline.com on this page since they can arrange all of your air flights, hotels and car.

In addition, you may need to purchase some outdoor camping gear and clothing.

We also have some links to Altrec.com on this page since they are a good online source for any outdoor camping gear and clothing that you may need.

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