We’ve officially moved into Phase 2 of our phased reopening plan! This means that we’re unveiling some brand new ways to experience the universe at Lowell. Read on to learn more about the out-of-this-world admission options we’re rolling out this month!
Daytime Tours & Family Adventures
In Phase 1 of reopening, the only way to visit the observatory was by booking a Premium Access stargazing session at the Giovale Open Deck Observatory (GODO), the Dyer Telescope, or the historic Clark Refractor. Clark Telescope Premium Access has gone away for good in Phase 2, but Premium Access at the Clark and GODO will still be available for booking. In Phase 1, daytime visits to the observatory were only available for a limited time in the form of the daytime/early evening Great Conjunction Experience (Dec. 1-Jan. 3) and Daytime Premium Access tours (Feb. 24-Mar. 31). Starting on the 2nd of this month, we began offering two brand-new daytime experiences: the Mars Hill Guided Tour and the Mars and Pluto Family Adventure. These socially-distanced campus tours that take you back in time to learn the history of Lowell and the groundbreaking discoveries that were made here.
Mars Hill Guided Tour
The daytime Mars ...