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Witness Total Lunar Eclipse from Kitt Peak Observatory

Witness a Total Lunar Eclipse from the dark skies of Kitt Peak National Observatory. Observe the Moon rising above Tucson’s Catalina Mountains approximately 11 minutes before Sunset, via binoculars. Then, just two minutes before moonrise, see the eclipse already in action, as program attendees turn west to view a glorious Sunset. Twilight fades, the skies get darker. The Moon rises higher. Earth’s shadow continues to cover more and more of the Moon’s face. Meanwhile, deep-sky objects, are seen with telescopes for an hour under the baleful glow of the dark, red moon.

Also included in this very special Sunday evening program, is an educational presentation on the nature of eclipses. Dinner will be provided.

This event is good for the whole family, so please bring the kids, and dress warmly, with hats, gloves and layered clothing. An educational opportunity like this one comes along quite rarely and shouldn’t be missed. RSVP required.

DATE: Sunday September 27th, 2015
TIME: 4:00 PM – 9:30 PM
LOCATION: Kitt Peak Visitor Center
COST: Adults $49, Kids (ages 6-16) $30,
Kitt Peak Members receive a $5 discount, Tribal Members: FREE

www.noao.edu/outreach/kpvc/classes.html, or Call (520) 318-8726 to register. Address questions to the Program Coordinator at: martino@noao.edu.

Kitt Peak National Observatory. Southern AZ Must-Do's - EAZ Fall-Winter 2012

Top 5: Southern AZ Must-Do's (Fall-Winter 2012)

The Top 5 Southern AZ Must-Do’s — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Titan Missile Museum

1580 W. Duval Mine Rd.,
Sahuarita, AZ 85629
(520) 625-7736
Once one of America’s most top-secret places, this National Historic Landmark site and one-of-a-kind museum gives visitors a rare look at the technology used by the United States to deter nuclear war. Tour the underground missile site. See the 3-ton blast doors, the 8-foot thick silo walls, and an actual Titan II missile in the launch duct. Visit the launch control center, experience a simulated launch and more.

Kartchner Caverns State Park

2980 S. Hwy. 90,
Benson, AZ 85602
(520) 586-CAVE (2283)
Discovered in 1974, these caverns recently opened to the public and feature stunning stalactite and stalagmite formations. Guided cave tours, a discovery center, interactive displays, gift shops, 62 camping sites, hiking and walking trails.


P.O. Box 813,
Tombstone, AZ 85638
(520) 457-3884
The name Tombstone creates images of gunfights and dusty streets, whiskey and Faro games, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and a plethora of old Western movie scenes. Tombstone has been called “The Town Too Tough to Die.”

Kitt Peak National Observatory

950 N. Cherry Ave.,
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 318-8000
Kitt Peak National Observatory supports the most diverse collection of astronomical observatories on Earth for nighttime optical and infrared astronomy and daytime study of the Sun.

Chiricahua National Monument

12856 E. Rhyolite Creek Rd.,
Willcox, AZ 85643
(520) 824-3560
Called the “Wonderland of Rocks,” this 11,985-acre site is comprised of an eight-mile paved scenic drive as well as 17 miles of day-use hiking trails to discover the beauty of this 11,985 acre site.

Experience AZ Fall-Winter 2012