Skip to Main Content

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 Schueller Observatory’s first viewing event open to UMass Lowell students, faculty and staff was held on September 23 from 6-9 p.m. Dozens came out to see the telescopes and to hear about what's happening in astronomy at UMass Lowell. 

Public events will be held the first Thursday of every month beginning October 7. Free parking is available starting after 3 p.m. in the Broadway Lot of UMass Lowell on South Campus. 

The University of Massachusetts Lowell opened 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."