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About Lowell Observatory

COVID-19 Information

Lowell Observatory is keeping a close eye on the situation as it develops, including the COVID-19 caseload in Arizona and Coconino County in particular. As of May 15th, we are fully closed to the public and have no intention to open in the next several weeks. We’ll be updating people through our website and social media when conditions change, so be sure to stay connected to us via those channels.


Digital Content

To deter the spread of novel coronavirus, Lowell Observatory closed its doors to the public on March 12, 2020. Despite this difficult decision, Lowell continues to provide a window into the cosmos for people of all ages with digital content that can be enjoyed from home! Among these are weekly live-streamed events like Meet an Astronomer (Tuesdays at 2 pm AZ/pt) and Cosmic Coffee (Thursdays at 9 am AZ/PT), as well as special, one-off streams of rare astronomical events like the conjunction of Venus and the Pleiades and the Eta Aquarids meteor shower. All streams are recorded, so they can be watched at any time after the premiere date. Lowell Observatory’s Camps for Kids program (LOCKs) posts weekly science challenges for kids to do at home, like creating their own moon journal, growing plants from seeds, and building contraptions that demonstrate Newton's Laws of Motion! Whether you’re homeschooling or just looking for some educational fun, Lowell has you covered! Head over to our YouTube channel and subscribe, so you can stay connected with all of Lowell’s new digital content.