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Lowell Observatory

Celebrating 125 Years of Stargazing

It is the place where Pluto was discovered, but began out of an obsessive interest in Mars. On May 28, 1894, Percival Lowell arrived in Flagstaff, Arizona Territory, to commence astronomical studies. This marked the official opening of Lowell Observatory, the first scientific establishment in Arizona and home of one of America’s most storied astronomical […]

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Dark Skies Developer Setting Standards That Make Flagstaff Shine

Walter Crutchfield is not trying to deliver the universe to Flagstaff. It is already here. But those working with him say he is doing a stellar job solving city problems while preserving community values. “He’s an expert at doing what’s best for Flagstaff,” said Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Julie Pastrick. “His […]

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Canyon by Day and Universe at Night

    Pilgrims to the Grand Canyon are mesmerized as they peer into the depths of the rocky chasm. But thanks to a legion of dedicated stargazers, they are beginning to realize that looking upward toward the heavens at night can be as rewarding as the daytime downward gaze. In June, these amateur astronomers gathered […]

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