Education through Travel and Adventure
Sonoran Sky Tour
April 25, 2014 - April 26, 2014
Friday and Saturday | Roundtrip from the Garden
- $435 per person double occupancy
- $495 single occupancy
For additional information or to register call Affinity Group Tours at 480 544.0144
By popular demand, the Garden returns to southern Arizona to explore the night sky and learn how giant telescope mirrors are being developed to produce the widest, fastest and deepest scans ever captured by a single telescope.
Upon arrival at the University of Arizona, you will tour the Steward Observatory Mirror Laboratory and visit the Flandrau Planetarium. After lunch on your own, we travel to the Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter featuring the new Schulman Telescope, the largest in the state dedicated to public viewing. Learn how to navigate the night sky using binoculars and sky charts, view a spectacular sunset, and use the big telescope to observe planets, galaxies and nebulae like never before! The last day of the trip features a visit to Kitt Peak National Observatory, home of the world’s largest collection of optical telescopes.
Two-day trip includes:
- Transportation in a deluxe motor coach with professional drive
- All admissions, (1) dinner, (1) breakfast, (1) lunch and overnight lodging
- Bottled water and snacks on the coach
- Gratuities, meals not mentioned and personal expenses
This tour requires climbing stairs and walking up to one-quarter mile. Both Mt. Lemmon and Kitt Peak are at high elevations, so those with cardiac and respiratory concerns should be aware that walking paths are steep. Warm clothing and closed-toe shoes are required.