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Lowell Center for Space Science & Technology

Bringing together Researchers, Students and Industry to Explore Space.

Leaders in Space Science

Earth as seen from space

The Lowell Center for Space Science and Technology gathers today’s leaders in space science to study and understand interactions between Earth and the solar system and beyond. We focus our collaborative research efforts on the following:

  • Science about space such as characteristics of Earth, planets, stars, galaxies and regions in between
  • Science from space such as remote sensing
  • Technology such as instrumentation, systems, control, communication, operations and data analysis


The University of Massachusetts Lowell will be opening its very own observatory thanks to the generosity of the Schuellers. The observatory will be using a donated 14-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. The observatory will be finished with construction around mid-November and be open for viewing to students and Faculty. The public will also be getting to use the observatory for free for a month during the year.

More information can be found in the Boston Globe news article: UMass Lowell to open new observatory, allowing students, public to see the stars.