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Lowell's astronomers carry out research in areas spanning much of modern astrophysics, from studies of tiny icy objects in our own solar system to the structure of distant galaxies. Meet our scientists and learn more about our diverse programs here.

The Lowell Observatory Near-Earth Object Search
Ted Bowell, Bruce Koehn, and Brian Skiff

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Ted Bowell

Ted Bowell directed the Lowell Observatory Near-Earth Object Search (LONEOS). The program recently completed a ten-year search for Earth-approaching asteroids and comets using a fully automated 0.6-m Schmidt telescope situated on the Observatory's research site at Anderson Mesa. During its 10 years of operation, LONEOS discovered 289 Near-Earth asteroids and 42 comets, and in the process, took some 450,000 individual exposures of 130,000 regions on the sky. For a much more detailed description of this productive Lowell Observatory research program visit: LONEOS: Ten Years of Asteroid and Comet Discovery

Select a program from the list below to read more about it.

Asteroids that go bump in the night

Physical properties of comets

Icy Bodies in the outer solar system

Titan and the Kuiper Belt

Searching for Kuiper Belt Objects

The Transatlantic Exoplanet Survey

Extrasolar planet atmospheres

New solar systems

The rotation of stars

The orbits of binary stars

A stellar census of nearby galaxies


SOFIA and Kepler

The Sun and Earth's climate

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