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APS invested $10M in Arizona nonprofits in 2015

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APS announced, Monday, its 2015 community investment in Arizona, which totaled more than $10 million. This amount includes grants, sponsorships and in-kind donations from APS and the APS Foundation to nonprofit organizations and educators throughout the state. In addition, APS employees donated more than 123,000 hours in volunteer time to Arizona nonprofits, an economic impact… Read More →

Flagstaff banks on Valley residents trying to beat heat

Corner of Aspen Ave. and San Francisco Street in historic downtown Flagstaff, Arizona.

Compared to the Valley’s 100-plus degree days and stifling summer nights, Northern Arizona is an oasis of mild weather and cool temperatures. It’s no surprise that Flagstaff, the hub of the high country, is a popular tourist destination for Phoenicians in the hot summer months. Indeed, 40 percent of Flagstaff’s annual visitors are traveling from… Read More →

“Suited for Space” Exhibition Opens at Lowell Observatory

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In 1961, President John F. Kennedy stated the United States would land a man on the moon and return him safely to Earth before the end of the decade. To achieve this ambitious goal, astronauts would need not only a spacecraft to launch them safely into space, but a spacesuit that would protect them as… Read More →

Lowell Observatory’s 3-D Mars Exhibit Extended to Feb. 24

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Lowell Observatory’s Mars exhibit, “A New Perspective on Mars: The Red Planet in 3D,” began in October and was set to end January 13. As of October, more than two million people have viewed this powerful 3-D exhibit at the observatory, located in central Flagstaff on Mars Hill. So due to popular demand, the stunning… Read More →

Top 5: Flagstaff Adventures (Fall-Winter 2012)

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The Top 5 Flagstaff Adventures — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: Lowell Observatory 1400 W. Mars Hill Rd., Flagstaff, AZ 86001 (928) 774-3358 lowell.edu Sitting atop Mars Hill in Flagstaff, on the Mogollon Rim, Lowell Observatory’s Discovery Channel Telescope is the 5th largest telescope in the continental U.S. — and one of the… Read More →

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If you are in Arizona right now, then you are in the only state in the America — in fact, the only place outside Europe — where a planet has been discovered. That’s right, an astronomer discovered Pluto at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff in 1930. Visitors can take advantage of this surprising distinction by… Read More →