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Review of Lowell Observatory

Lowell Observatory
Ranked #11 of 112 things to do in Flagstaff
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Owner description: Lowell Observatory, founded in 1894, is a non profit astronomical research and educational outreach institution located on Mars Hill one mile west of Flagstaff, Arizona. For visitors, the Observatory offers telescope viewing, exhibits and science center, daytime guided tours, safe viewing of the Sun, multimedia programs, shows in the McAllister Space Theatre, special events throughout the year, and an astronomy gift shop.
Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

We arrived At 6pm to view the stars and planets. The Clark Telescope was down for repair. The lecture about the constellations was boring. We looked thru a few telescopes and saw the moon and Jupiter.it costs $11 pp to enter and it was not worth it!

Thank karen B
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

We were a little hesitant to visit Lowell because the large Clark telescope is currently under construction, but we are so happy we decided to go anyway. There are fabulous talks held in the rotunda with an impressive software system allowing you to see the whole solar system, galaxy, and beyond. The staff are all very friendly, knowledgable, and can seemingly answer any question. Despite the chilly night (dress warm!), they were stationed throughout the grounds at telescopes positioned so that you could see objects like the moon and Jupiter.

You will come away from Lowell with a much better appreciation of life and our place in space.

Thank Dejony
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

We visited the Observatory on one of its open evenings and despite the sub zero (C) temperatures managed to do some excellent star and planet gazing as well as attending a super talk in the Rotunda by a most enthusiastic young man. A really interesting evening and fantastic to be able to see the Milky Way.

Thank Niamh_Doran
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

Great place for science lovers. Also a great opportunity to introduce kids to the fascinating world of physics of astronomy. Various stations to choose from. Personnel that works at this location is extremely knowledgeable and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. The telescope view is amazing and the history behind its construction even more fascinating. Do not expect a Disney-kind of location. This is a serious place for science lovers. It is definitely not designed to impress with huge shows and attractions. It is just plain science. If you love science, you will love this place. Not recommended for kids under the age of 5. Entrance fee is $12 per adult and $6 for kids 5-17. Student and seniors discounts are also offered.

Thank grey0806
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

I stopped here on my way from the Grand Canyon to Phoenix, and it was well worth the stop. It doesn't have a lot of things to see, but if you're into the history of astronomy, taking an hour or so to visit where Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto should be on your list. The Pluto tour was very informative, and the tour guide was friendly and had plenty of stories to tell.

Thank MDGirl666
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