Dwarf galaxy DDO 75. Courtesy of Lowell intern Lauren Hill
Lowell Amateur Research Initiative (LARI)
The Lowell Amateur Research Initiative (LARI) is looking to engage the ever-growing and technically sophisticated amateur astronomy community in some exciting research projects with astronomers at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Ariz.
LARI brings together professional and amateur astronomers in a way that affords interested amateurs an opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research and potentially make significant contributions to science.
Lowell astronomers are conducting several projects that would benefit from the participation of amateur astronomers and citizen scientists. These projects span a broad range of technical skills and knowledge from taking very deep images of galaxies to monitoring small stars for transient events to data mining. After getting a sense of your skills and interests, we will do our best to match you with the appropriate researcher and project.
- PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST: Bruce Koehn
- SCIENTIST AFFILIATION: Lowell Observatory
- DATES: Ongoing
- PROJECT TYPE: Observation
- COST: Free
- GRADE LEVEL: 18+ years old
- TIME COMMITMENT: Variable
- HOW TO JOIN: