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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 Ed Roberts Honors College Space Center Fellowship for 2020/2021 grant cycle is open for applications! You could receive $1200 for the first 100 hours! For more information on fellowships and how to apply, please see the FY20 Honors College Fellowships. We would like you to be part of the team at the Lowell Center for Space Science and Technology - join us! 

The University of Massachusetts Lowell will soon be opening its very own observatory thanks to the generosity of the late Richard Schueller (Class of ’ 87 Physics) and wife Susan Schueller (class of ‘ 87 Computer science). A new observatory dome has recently been constructed on south campus, and equipped with telescope and equipment donated by the Schuellers, who also established an endowment to support student participation in astronomy. The observatory will be hosting regular public observing nights, and welcomes community groups such as schools, clubs etc by appointment. Please see the observatory webpage for more information.

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