Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff
Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, United States
Ticket Price: 12 USD
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
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About Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff
Lowell Observatory is a self-sufficient, non-profit institution in Flagstaff. It is dedicated to research and is rightly given the title of the world’s first dark sky city. Their mission is to indulge in the studies of astronomy and the evolution of the solar system. The place was established to carry out streamlined research in astronomical phenomena. It is designed to prolong and encourage quality public awareness and education, along with programs to extend to the general public. The place basically aims to bring research and findings to the public. The Lowell astronomers were the first ones to collect the evidence of the expanding Universe, measure the motions and properties of stars and discover the planet Pluto, among many other achievements.
Lowell Observatory Information
- Ticket prices cover day and evening programs.
- Reservations are not needed.
Lowell Observatory Ticket Prices
- Seniors, AAA, Military, College: 11 USD
- Ages 5–17: 6 USD
- Under 5: Free
- Members: Free
How To reach Lowell Observatory by Public Transport
- By Bus: To Thorpe Rd. (Adult Center) bus station
- By rented car or taxi.
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The Lowell Observatory was a great learning experience for my family. The presenters were very knowledgeable of the topics. We enjoyed being able to look at the moon through a high powered telescope (the outdoor one). I highly recommend this as a destination and taking the opportunities to listen to the various talks. This made a nice highlight for a weekend trip to Flagstaff.
I actually found the talks to be the best part of the trip. Well done, educational, and a solid reminder of just how small we are. Depending on who you are and what you are expecting, you may find what you can actually see in the telescopes a bit underwhelming. Modest lines for them, but worthwhile. Rather ~romantic~ at night. I loved my time here.
This place is great. I've been here 3 times. I wish the tour was slightly better. It's always just one observatory and the history of just that one. I ended up playing tour guide by accident on the cosmic walks by simply explaining things to my girlfriend and others were listening in. I wouldn't mind doing that for a job. I'm looking for a reason to move to Flagstaff. :D Overall I love the place and I'll be back again when I visit Flagstaff again .
If you're even remotely interested in astronomy or learning about the universe, this place is a must-visit! Awesome views of different stars in the solar system, and a few different informative talks on constellations and our solar system. By far my favourite part of visiting was the telescopic view of Saturn - incredible! 4 stars because large parts of the Observatory were under construction, so didn't get to see the Pluto or Clark telescopes.
We didn't know what to expect but as a lover of the sciences this amazing location was on a to do list for awhile. From seeing the Andromeda Galaxy through a telescope to fantastic seminars, the people, AND the facilities, were fantastic to experience. Family friendly and intriguing.